Articles on Contraception

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Why is philanthropist Melinda Gates dedicating the rest of her life to improving women’s access to contraception? DFID UK Department for International Development

Contraception: best for women, babies and the planet

Melinda Gates’ vow to put the availability of contraception back on the global health agenda – even if it means going against the Pope – has provided a welcome voice for logic and compassion. Speaking…
The question of sexual attraction is far too complex to be explained pheromones alone. hawk684/Flickr

Why the contraceptive pill won’t stop you sniffing out your soulmate

Any mother collecting sweaty T-shirts left in a pile in the corner of their teenage son’s bedroom can attest to how unpleasant this task is. What might surprise them is that the experience may not be nearly…

Birth control pill shrinks bones

Using the birth control pill may reduce a woman’s bone density, according to US university researchers. Women using a pill…

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