Home > Lifestyle > Contraception > News News All sections in Contraception » About Contraception » Contraception for Men » Contraception for Women » Teens and Contraception WATCH: Scientists develop birth control patch which can be mounted on jewellery, and transferred into the skin Scientists at a US university have developed a form of birth control patch which can be transferred into the skin via an earring, wristwatch or a necklace. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Strange sex Get the perfect shave 5 things you probably didn't know about birth control pills Like how some meds might make them less effective. Should you actually double up if you missed a birth control pill? And other common questions you probably have about your BC. 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. 7 birth control myths you should stop believing Will the Pill make you gain weight? Can you fall pregnant while breastfeeding? We bust seven common myths about birth control. 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. 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. 'Cocktail' approach offers early hope for new male contraceptive The research is in its early days, but scientists say they're using bartenders' tricks to stir up a new, reversible male contraceptive. Can crocodile poo and olive oil prevent pregnancy? Contraception methods used by our ancestors were ingenious, interesting, bizarre – and sometimes even life-threatening. 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. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.