Contraception

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.

Health

The terminators: using abortion as a form of contraception

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

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Is the female condom making a comeback?

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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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Miracle pregnancy

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

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

Sex in the schoolyard

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

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.

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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My Jennaration

Forget granny knickers, 'granny guilt' is uglier

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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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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?

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

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Drug bungle

Pregnancy warning as drug company admits contraceptive pill bungle

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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

Sex

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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Contraception

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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