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 SunshinyDay says... We've seen many private patients in hospital... they shouldn't care where the funds come from as long as the gentleman can pay up. As long as you put down a deposit, it's usually... 200kg heavier in only 3 months ” 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 Soothe your family’s coughs and colds Why hydration is important while exercising Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Up for grabs » Win with NuSeed Win with MySmartkid Win a Canderel hamper Win a LED 3D smart TV Stand a chance of winning a Samsung UA55H8000 Smart 55 inch Curved LED TV valued at R20 000 from Save Hyper! Medical marijuana » 'I used cannabis oil to cure my cancer' Could your doctor could be high? Dagga in medicine? Medicinal dagga: the dangers can't be ignored There is not sufficient evidence to support the potential medicinal benefit from cannabis use cautions an academic from Stellenbosch University.