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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.

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