Unlike condoms, which need to be used every time with sex, or the pill, which must be taken every day, LARC doesn’t require any action after placement in the body and is immediately reversible.
Male contraceptives have been under development for at least the past 50 years, because of the success of the female pill and pessimism about men taking a pill.
Medical practices have special requirements under the Privacy Act, but the security and privacy systems some providers currently have in place may be inadequate.
We usually focus on the physical health effects of the pill, yet the most common reason women stop or change the pill is mental health side effects.
There is no biological evidence for “giving your body a break” and in fact, it could do your health more harm than good.
Before the pill, contraceptive options were extremely limited and generally required the cooperation of the male partner. Almost 60 years later, the pill remains the mainstay of contraception.
In Hobart supporting the Tasmanian Greens ahead of the state election, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said 'in one of our states, women are not getting access to safe terminations'. Is that correct?
How to explore the pathways for an objective alliance between demographic dynamics and youth education in sub-Saharan Africa.
Donald Trump seems vague on many policies except one: undoing as much of Barack Obama's legacy as possible.
Strong political support, community engagement and effective strategies can improve access to family planning in developing countries.
Contraception saves lives, and U.S. spending on it abroad had an unintended upside when it formed the backbone of early HIV prevention efforts.
Also known as the Mexico City policy, the rule increases abortion demand and has consequences for a range of other health matters such as HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer and child health and well-being.
The vasectomy is currently the only reliable contraceptive available to men. But a new option could give men more family planning power.
Vasectomies could be an effective male birth control method in Africa but the procedure is misunderstood and therefore poorly used.
Enforcing the birth control policy left millions of children with no identity.
Should people who need subsidised medical assistance to conceive have to show the state they will be good parents? These ethicists think they do.
Should people who need subsidised medical assistance to conceive have to show the state they will be good parents? This ethicist argues such checks are discriminatory.
By limiting financial support to smaller families, the government is doing its best to stop undesirables from reproducing.
Fertility, as with contraception, is seen as a woman's issue, but the science shows this needs to change.
The Southern Baptist church is making a strong push to buck a societal trend. Should others follow suit?