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 Callie Jordaan says... People don't trust those free condoms anyway. A few asked for free condoms but most would rather buy a packet of quality Playboys with a nice strawberry flavor or glow in the... Condom crisis: SA is not running out of condoms ” 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 Migraines – more than just a headache Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Live healthier Allergy alert » Life-threatening allergy attacks Are you allergic to wine? Allergy tests that work All you need to know about allergy The warm days of Spring are here again and as welcome as the warmth and sunshine might be, it also signifies the start of Spring allergy season. Up for grabs » Tell us about your health Stay warm when the lights go out Win R1000 in cash! Win an energy-saving Spindel Enter our competition and stand a chance of winning an energy saving Spindel valued at R2200!