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Contraception for women

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.

Female sterilisation

Female sterilisation is achieved by interrupting the patency of the fallopian tubes.

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.

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