Home > Lifestyle > Contraception > News News All sections in Contraception » About Contraception » Contraception for Men » Contraception for Women » Teens and Contraception Can crocodile poo and olive oil prevent pregnancy? Contraception methods used by our ancestors were ingenious, interesting, bizarre – and sometimes even life-threatening. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Strange sex Get the perfect shave 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. 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. 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.