A detailed new review should encourage us to ask some awkward questions.
Side effects have led to the plug being pulled on the male contraceptive injection. But what about those experienced by women on the pill?
Studies have suggested that women using a particular kind of injectable contraceptive are more susceptible to HIV infection. Research in mice offers new insights.
Providing women with a range of reproductive health options – from abortions to IUDs – is not only essential for their financial security but good for the economy as well.
Scientists are developing various products that can provide contraception and protection from sexually transmitted infections and HIV at the same time.