Home > Lifestyle > Contraception > News News All sections in Contraception » About Contraception » Contraception for Men » Contraception for Women » Teens and Contraception 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. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Strange sex Get the perfect shave The future of female contraceptives We’ve come a long way since the birth-control pill was first approved in 1960. And things are about to get even better… The latest contraceptive options for women Contraception is commonly used in South Africa to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Now, with many exciting new developments, women have a far wider choice than ever before. Long-term contraceptive use linked to brain tumour Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of a specific brain tumour. 'Dance4Demand' on Global Female Condom Day Today is Global Female Condom Day, and Wits University along with health and rights advocates worldwide are doing the 'Dance4Demand'. Long term contraception more effective Women who choose birth control pills, the patch or vaginal ring are 20 times more likely to have an unplanned pregnancy, a study has found. Free under-the-skin contraceptive for all SA women South African health minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced that a small under-the-skin contraceptive device would be made available free of charge to all SA women. “ Latest comment on Health24 Vernon Moulton says... Is the youth of today totally f..........d in the head!!!!! How can you even consider doing something as mindlessly stupid as this? If you don't read about the latest craze... The Paracetamol Challenge: Teens 'risking lives' in new social media craze ” Should sky lanterns be banned? They’re gorgeous to watch as they float glowing into the night, but emergency service managers are urging us not to use sky lanterns this Guy Fawkes. South Africans not faithful and not using condoms A Human Sciences Research Council survey has revealed that South Africans are not using protection when engaging in sexual activities and are not faithful to their partners. Birth control pill for men promising A hormone-free drug tested in male mice might someday prove viable for men who want their own birth-control pill, according to new research. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step! Kick the habit » Cancer doesn't make smokers to quit Non-smokers don't use e-cigs Hookah contains benzene How South Africans quit smoking We asked ex-smokers to share their secrets to successfully quitting smoking. Find out how they managed to kick the habit.