Home > Lifestyle > Contraception > Contraception for women Contraception for women All sections in Contraception » About Contraception » Contraception for Men » Contraception for Women » Teens and Contraception 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. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Strange sex Get the perfect shave 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. 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. Different types of contraceptives Not keen on a baby right now? Time to choose a contraceptive. “ Latest comment on Health24 OKennedy Rademeyer says... Are you on this page too. Wow. Another senseless and stupid comment. How drinking devastates the Western Cape ” 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. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.