If you’re preparing to come off the pill, it’s hard to know what to expect, particularly if you’ve been on it for a long time.
Conservative Christians have cheered restrictions on some birth control. But many decades ago, Christian leaders’ support helped contraceptives become acceptable in the first place.
Any effects you might notice after stopping birth control are typically due to the return of your natural menstrual cycle.
More women are using long acting reversible contraceptives. However some worry about pain on insertion.
An increase in the adolescent pregnancy rate strongly suggests challenges with accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare services for this vulnerable age group.
Despite side effects, women continue to take contraceptives because there are no better options available.
Squirrel feeders laced with contraceptives could be used to suppress grey squirrels in the UK.
Over 60% of girls in Ethiopia are married by the age of 18. Many don’t have support in negotiating with their husbands and families to take control of their own fertility.
It’s unsurprising that such apps are popular. Contraceptives come with a slew of hazards.
July marks 50 years of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical prohibiting contraceptive use. For many years prior to it, the church had not been so explicit on its stance. How did it become such a thorny issue?
There are more than 30 different types of contraceptive pills. But brand names such as Microgynon, Levlen, Yaz and Brenda give little indication of the ingredients, dose or who should use them.
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.
Medicinal chemists are tweaking a natural molecule that can be a deadly poison – a modified version might work as a nonhormonal male contraceptive.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives are more reliable than other methods of contraception and most women are happy with them.
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.
New technology claims to offer an effective alternative to hormonal contraception.
Why research into male contraception keeps hitting the buffers.
Studies have suggested that women using a particular kind of injectable contraceptive are more susceptible to HIV infection. Research in mice offers new insights.
Vasectomies could be an effective male birth control method in Africa but the procedure is misunderstood and therefore poorly used.