Home > Lifestyle > Contraception > About contraception About contraception All sections in Contraception » About Contraception » Contraception for Men » Contraception for Women » Teens and Contraception Pill does not up cancer risk The Pill does not boost a woman's risk of developing cancer and may even reduce that hazard, according to a long-term study. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Strange sex Get the perfect shave The pill may harm arteries Long-term use of the birth control pill may increase the risk of arterial plaque build-up, European researchers report. Unwanted pregnancies rife Twenty-eight million US women are at risk of having unwanted pregnancies, researchers say. In South Africa the number is also high, but for different reasons. Contraceptive patch dangerous? Controversy surrounding the birth-control patch rages on as consumer advocacy groups claim it's more dangerous than the pill and issue a call for it to be pulled off the market. Small families more cost effective The week of 27 to 31 July is Sterilisation Week and the Association for Voluntary Sterilisation of South Africa are encouraging people to consider this form of contraception. The benefits of sterilisation Sterilisation is a permanent form of contraception for men and women who never want more children. “ Latest comment on Health24 Bennet Nkadimeng says... The problem is spiraling out of control in the township with kids having little choice when it comes to school lunch..."magwenya" & "kota" being the only staple meal on offer... SA has a big fat problem - academic ” Hot-flush mommies "Hot-flush mommies" is a new term used to describe women who fall pregnant during menopause. We look at ways in which you can prevent unplanned pregnancy when you least expect it. 8 contraception weak spots Life happens: you might have met a new man, or you've just had a baby. Whatever you do, don't forget about contraception. "Contraception, HIV treatment, and abortions for 12-year-olds - all without parental consent? Health24 spoke to the experts." Contraception, HIV treatment, and abortions for 12-year-olds - all without parental consent? Health24 spoke to the experts. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step! Kick the habit » Cancer doesn't make smokers to quit Non-smokers don't use e-cigs Hookah contains benzene How South Africans quit smoking We asked ex-smokers to share their secrets to successfully quitting smoking. Find out how they managed to kick the habit.