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.
Women on the pill are able to manipulate or suppress their menstrual cycles to have fewer "periods", or to avoid bleeding at important or inconvenient times.
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.
Mozambique has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. Researchers hope to reduce this, with an ambitious project aimed at empowering women and girls.
Medicinal chemists are tweaking a natural molecule that can be a deadly poison – a modified version might work as a nonhormonal male contraceptive.
How to explore the pathways for an objective alliance between demographic dynamics and youth education in sub-Saharan Africa.
Many women are prescribed the pill without a definitive diagnosis of endometriosis.
Once young women could access health insurance through their parents, they seemed to make very different decisions about contraception, abortion and marriage.
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Women have further abortions are not treating it "like contraception" but have good reasons that are often beyond their control
There's no reason why small families shouldn't become the norm in Africa. But this will depend on improving education opportunities for women and improving birth control policies.
A better understanding of sperm could help develop new fertility treatments and contraceptives for men.
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.
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.
The defunding of Planned Parenthood is a goal of many in the new administration. Here's a look at the facts about the group, including the number of people it serves and the services it provides.
New technology claims to offer an effective alternative to hormonal contraception.
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.
A Trump victory on Nov. 8 would preserve a conservative majority on the court. A look back at its recent decisions shows why that would be very bad for workers' rights.
TV news stories often frame contraception as a political or social issue, rather than a medical issue, depriving the public of vital health information.