Contraception

A new study has discovered that the Pill alters the way a woman feels about her partner – and researchers are urging women
Every year, over 350,000 women die from pregnancy-related complications. If every woman on the planet had equal access to family planning and safe motherhood services, one in four of these women's lives could be saved. Some 17 million women of reproductive age are living with HIV.
On the other side of the Atlantic, the contraceptive pill is hot topic. This has been sparked by the world's greatest living PR disaster, Rush-'nought to bigot in 30 secs'- Limbaugh calling student Sandra Fluke a 'slut' for her campaign to have medical insurance cover the cost of the pill.
Just as we must trust maths teachers to deliver GCSE maths, we must also trust that, wherever it is delivered, contraceptive advice and treatment is provided by suitably qualified professionals working to strict professional and legal standards (including the Fraser guidelines). We are not talking here about dinner ladies popping in an contraceptive implant during the lunch break. We are talking about the provision of services by doctors or nurses - the only people allowed to fit implants.
NHS managers have defended giving girls as young as 13 contraceptive implants in school in an attempt to combat teenage pregnancies
The NHS has been forced to defend itself after a mother discovered her 13-year-old daughter had been given the implant without
Blasting a man's testicles with sound waves could cut his sperm production and may be used in the future as a male contraceptive
For much of the world, it's the time of year for family, feasting, present giving, and of course the annual review. They always say if you can't beat them join them, so here's Marie Stopes International's look back at what proved to be a pivotal year in sexual and reproductive health, and a peek forward at 2012.
A young mum has fallen pregnant for the seventh time in five years, despite trying almost every method of contraception available
Designer Irakli Kiziria has come up with an attention-grabbing new addition to the Louis Vuitton range - a branded condom