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 Claus Mog says... Every hour of every day is earth hour for me. I live in a house, cook every day with electricity, work on the computer all day, and have a normal geyser. Despite all of that my... Does everybody hate Earth Hour? ” 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 Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.