Contraceptives lie at the heart of proper family planning but in Nigeria uptake has been slow.
Nigeria must reduce its population growth to increase the quality of life for people in the country. A better knowledge of contraceptives can help achieve this.
Male couple holding hands.
As many as two-thirds of new infections of HIV are transmitted from main partners. Here's why teaching couples to manage HIV in their relationships can make a difference.
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Understanding where teens learn about sex and how that influences them can help us find ways to encourage healthy sexual behaviors, such as using condoms and birth control.
The antiviral condoms help protect against HIV, herpes and HPV.
The active ingredient in the gel can bind to various viruses and stop them from attaching and getting into human cells.
Long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices don’t require women who use them to do anything else to prevent pregnancy.
Few Australian women use long-acting reversible contraception, despite its advantages over other methods. These contraceptives offer women long-term, cost-effective, "fit-and-forget" contraception.
In any other industry, protection would be mandatory. But the porn lobby is too powerful.
PrEP drugs to prevent people contracting HIV mustn't disrupt existing sexual health strategies.
Tackling men's reluctant condom use comes down to the basics of how they view sex.
STIs might be easier to treat or manage but unprotected sex still comes with potentially serious risks.
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