Home > Lifestyle > Contraception > News News All sections in Contraception » About Contraception » Contraception for Men » Contraception for Women » Teens and Contraception 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. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Get the perfect shave Strange sex Emergency contraceptive useless for overweight women French drug maker HRA Pharma has announced that its morning-after pill Norlevo doesn't work for women who weigh more than 80 kilograms. Contraceptive pill for men one step closer An Australian researcher says he has successfully made male mice infertile and believes a contraceptive pill for men has moved one step closer. Morning-after pill ineffective for heavier women A French contraceptive maker announced that its morning-after pill doesn't work when taken by women who weigh more than 80 kilograms. World contraception day: 26 September World Contraception Day takes place annually on September 26. This worldwide campaign centres on a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. Launched in 2007, WCD’s mission is to improve awareness of contraception to enable young people to make informed choices regarding their sexual and reproductive health. Women back over-the-counter birth control pill Nearly two-thirds of women said over-the-counter access would make getting contraceptive pills more convenient. FDA approves 'morning-after' pill without a prescription Females aged 15 or older will be able to buy the "morning-after" pill without a prescription, the US Food and Drug Administration has announced. “ Latest comment on Health24 Suzelle Els says... Because she had her phone with her. Probably the reason why her phone was in the toilet with her, because the toilet light wasn't working. Do you hope Oscar is innocent, or do you need him to be innocent? ” SA teens urged to find out about contraception South African teenagers have been urged to search for accurate information about contraception to prevent unplanned pregnancies. US ends effort to limit access to 'morning-after' pill The US government has dropped its effort to block a court order that would make the morning-after contraceptive pill available over-the-counter to all women and girls. Ireland publishes bill on life-saving abortions Ireland has unveiled a long-awaited bill that lays down new rules governing when life-saving abortions can be performed. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Momentum Health OatWell Dual Cross Is being overweight or obese dangerous? Tips to keep your immunity strong this winter Smile your way to better health Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Laugh a little » Eat yourself happy Laugh more and live longer Laughing yoga the best medicine The healing power of laughter A good chuckle doesn't only make you feel happy for a moment, it's beneficial to your health too.