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 How erectile dysfunction can affect relationships Coping with the fear of cancer IBS affects 15% of people around the world The evolution of asthma treatment Live healthier Here's some help... » Combat childhood obesity Childhood obesity brings future health problems 3 ways to get young couch potatoes away from the screen Are your children glued to their electronic devices? It might be time to start making some rules. Time for a break? » Stressful job leads to emotional burnout Work burnout tied to emotional eating This is why you must take annual leave Avoid burnout and use your annual leave to get some well-deserved rest. Your body and mind will thank you.