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 Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Terrific Tea! » Rooibos makes cocktails healthier Rooibos: an alternative energy drink More than 10 reasons why rooibos is good for you Today marks the first annual National Rooibos Day, which aims to raise awareness of the health benefits and many uses of rooibos tea. Healthy? Are you sure? » 5 diseases we can get from animals Could your salon visit make you sick? 7 terrifying diseases you could have without knowing it Not all serious illnesses come with tell-tale symptoms. There are diseases that can turn your body into a ticking time-bomb while you're unaware of any danger.