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 John Smith says... You sound bitter - which is odd really - and homophobic. Just accept the facts, there is no case against Shrien Dewani, all the articles you have written on the subject actually... Dewani trial a damp squib ” 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 Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.