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Contraception for women

Female sterilisation

Sterilisation is a permanent form of birth control and is used by women who have decided that their family is complete.

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.

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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No doubt that Zuma will do what he always does: appoint another task team. That's it. All done. Pour me another one. How prepared is South Africa for an Ebola outbreak?
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.

Hospitals offer free sterilisation

The Association for Voluntary Sterilisation of SA promotes sterilisation for those who don't want more children. Here are a list of hospitals which offer free sterilisations.

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