Home > Lifestyle > Contraception > About contraception About contraception All sections in Contraception » About Contraception » Contraception for Men » Contraception for Women » Teens and Contraception Video: The female condom This video from loveLife takes a new look at the female condom. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Strange sex Get the perfect shave The benefits of sterilisation Sterilisation is a permanent form of contraception for men and women who never want more children. 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. About contraception Learn more about the different contraceptive options available to you. 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. 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. 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. Contraception There are many different contraceptive methods. Which one is right for you? 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.