Home > Lifestyle > Contraception > Contraception for women Contraception for women All sections in Contraception » About Contraception » Contraception for Men » Contraception for Women » Teens and Contraception A long-acting birth control patch? Researchers have developed a possible alternative to current long-acting contraceptives. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Strange sex Get the perfect shave Before choosing an IUD for birth control, know the facts IUDs are a fantastic option for busy women who want effective birth control that they don't have to think about or remember to take, according to a leading obstetrician-gynaecologist. Are some birth control methods doomed to fail? A gene variant in women may be the culprit A new study has found that gene variant in women that breaks down hormones in birth control could be to blame for pregnancies while contraceptives are being used. 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. Female sterilisation Female sterilisation is achieved by interrupting the patency of the fallopian tubes. 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. 8 contraception weak spots Life happens: you might have met a new man, or you've just had a baby. Whatever you do, don't forget about contraception. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.