Home > Lifestyle > Contraception > Contraception for women Contraception for women All sections in Contraception » About Contraception » Contraception for Men » Contraception for Women » Teens and Contraception World needs R9 billion to close contraception gap An unmet need for contraception among women between the ages of 15 and 19 globally leads to 10.2 million unintended pregnancies worldwide each year. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Strange sex Get the perfect shave FDA orders warning label on Essure contraceptive According to the FDA, the Essure device remains appropriate for many women, even though there are some reports of serious complications. Newer birth control pills may raise blood clot risk Newer birth control pills including Yaz and Yasmin, are associated with a slightly higher risk of blood clots than older oral contraceptives. 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. 10 ways to remember to take the Pill Women who rely on the Pill as their sole method of contraception need to take their daily dose at the same time every day, otherwise its effectiveness is reduced. Female condoms as good Female condoms may be more prone to slipping or other technical difficulties than male versions are, but the two seem similarly effective at blocking semen, research suggests. Different types of contraceptives Not keen on a baby right now? Time to choose a contraceptive. Female sterilisation Female sterilisation is achieved by interrupting the patency of the fallopian tubes. Why the rhythm method fails There’s a word for couples who use the rhythm method as their way of birth control – parents. Your teenager and sex It is nearly midnight and your 16-year-old hasn’t returned from her date with her boyfriend. You don’t want to think about it, but the thought does cross your mind. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.