Sound advice

Clearing the confusion on contraception

M.J. Angel Choosing the right contraception method for many women can feel like playing hormonal Russian roulette. Contraception isn't a one-size-fits-all solution.


The terminators: using abortion as a form of contraception

Surgery, surgical tools, surgeon, doctor, hospital, medical, medicine.

Sarah Berry Grace* 31, was 18 when she had her first abortion. Since then, she has had five.

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Miracle pregnancy

Claims of virgin births in US near 1 per cent: study


It's that time of year again when people around the world recount the Christmas tale of Jesus' birth to the Virgin Mary.

Is the female condom making a comeback?

Female condom

Catherine Rodie The scientists behind the female condom have been tinkering with the design, and they think that this time round, it is going to take off.

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Safe sex

Why are some of us still embarrassed to buy condoms?

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Matty Silver Buying condoms means that you want sex and many aren't comfortable showing it, when in our modern society it really should be as easy as buying toothpaste.

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Morning-after pill shock

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Luke Malone Emergency contraception may not be effective for women over 75 kilos.

My Jennaration

Forget granny knickers, 'granny guilt' is uglier

Everybody Loves Raymond

Jenna Clarke The members of "Generation Jones" are retiring from their Yuppie ways and have adopted a Gordon Gekko style of grandparenting.

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Sex in the schoolyard


Cosima Marriner Teenagers are having more sex than ever before and at an earlier age – and in ways their parents wouldn't dream of.

A photo album called 'abortion'

The HBO series Girls discussed the issue of abortion in it's second ever episode. It has since been nominated for five Emmys.

Jenna Clarke Why would a woman take photos of the abortion of her child?

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Purity myth

When is a virgin, a virgin?

Lolo Jones.

Matty Silver The abstinence movement is bending the definition of "virgin" beyond recognition, writes Matty Silver.

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Fact v fiction

Birth control: myths and misconceptions

Contraceptive pill, contraception.

Dr Deborah Bateson How contraception affects fertility, weight and your risk of cancer.

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Safe sex campaign targets older women

Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the over 50s.

Katherine Feeney A new sex health campaign is targeting people outside the "condom generation".

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Drug bungle

Pregnancy warning as drug company admits contraceptive pill bungle

Contraceptive pill

Pfizer, the world’s biggest drugmaker, has recalled 1 million birth-control packs after discovering that pills were mixed up inside the packages, possibly putting women at risk for unintended...

Girls gone mild

The hook-up myth


Rachel Hills Thanks to raunch culture and "Jersey Shore", it’s easy to believe that young people are at it like rabbits. The truth is a bit more complex, writes Rachel Hills.

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Unrealised dreams

Grieving for a child she never had

Gillian Guthrie

A new book reveals the pain of women who are childless - but not by choice.

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Is the Pill safe after 40?

Contraceptive pill, contraception.

Dr Deborah Bateson Yes. But not only for contraception. The Pill provides a host of other health benefits to women at this stage of life, writes Dr Deborah Bateson.

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