Home > Lifestyle > Contraception > News News All sections in Contraception » About Contraception » Contraception for Men » Contraception for Women » Teens and Contraception Scientists create new contraceptive from seaweed These sperm-binding beads made from seaweed do not have the side effects of hormonal contraceptives like the Pill. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Strange sex Get the perfect shave Poor long-term birth control training leads to 'accidents' With the correct administration and insertion long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) have a high rate of effectiveness. Kuruman hospitals run out of condoms Residents of Kuruman have been without free condom supplies, apparently because of the changeover to flavoured and coloured condoms, which are in much higher demand. World needs R9 billion to close contraception gap An unmet need for contraception among women between the ages of 15 and 19 globally leads to 10.2 million unintended pregnancies worldwide each year. 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. 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. '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'. FDA orders warning label on Essure contraceptive According to the FDA, the Essure device remains appropriate for many women, even though there are some reports of serious complications. 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… 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Would you? » SEE: Smoking triples your risk of developing this disease Vaping leads to 'real' smoking by teens Would you quit smoking for money? Smokers who are offered cash incentives are far more likely to give up cigarettes than those who are simply offered tips on how to quit, a study found. Battle through... » 5 ways to boost your immune system in summer 4 reasons your muscles are cramping up Common cold: should you sweat it out? When you’re feeling sick, what kind of exercise, if any, should you be doing?