Contraception and family planning

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I was quite happy on the pill – until the side-effects kicked in | Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
Oral contraception involves taking a cocktail of hormones, and hoping for the best. If only there was more research in this area

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

06, Feb, 2024 @4:05 PM

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I would like to stop wearing condoms. How can I raise this with my lover?
I am more than happy to get tested for STDs – but I don’t want my partner to feel pressured in any way

Pamela Stephenson Connolly

31, Jan, 2024 @3:46 PM

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Put morning-after pill on general sale to give UK women full control, experts say
Barriers to emergency contraception should be removed, says Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Tobi Thomas Health and inequalities correspondent

30, Jan, 2024 @2:16 PM

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Why is Australia still waiting for a male contraceptive pill?
Sixty years after ‘the father of the pill’ predicted a male version would come, vasectomies and condoms remain the only contraceptive options for men

Tory Shepherd

29, Dec, 2023 @2:00 PM

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In the 1970s, women booed the idea of a male pill. Have we finally changed our minds? | Zoe Williams
A new male pill is about to begin UK trials – while women are rethinking the long dismissed side-effects of oral contraception, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

27, Dec, 2023 @11:22 AM

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Scientists are on the verge of a male birth-control pill. Will men take it? | Jill Filipovic
A male contraceptive is almost here – and it’ll be another test of whether heterosexual men are actually willing to share the responsibilities of adult life

Jill Filipovic

18, Dec, 2023 @6:15 PM

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Shock of the old: 10 agonising and awful contraceptives
Fear of pregnancy is as old as time, as are half-baked attempts at preventing conception. Read on if you dare

Emma Beddington. Pictures selected by Sarah Gilbert

29, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Dr Chelsea Polis: ‘The scientific world recognises when you stick your neck out and do the right thing’
The US reproductive health expert on being sued for $1m, and winning a top prize for her fight for free speech in the public interest

Shaoni Bhattacharya

26, Nov, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Calls for more contraception access in England as pill goes over-the-counter
Experts say provision of counselling and longer-term options should also increase, as pill to be available in pharmacies

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

17, Nov, 2023 @5:48 PM

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Contraceptive pill to be available on high street without need for GP visit
NHS England expects almost half a million women to be able to access pill without GP approval next year

Jem Bartholomew

16, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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The state of contraception, 1985
Might there be a new age of sexual liberation just around the corner?

Emma Beddington

12, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Greenlandic women plan to sue Danish state over historical contraceptive ‘violation’
Group of 67 claim they were fitted with an IUD between 1966 and 1970 without consent or knowledge

Miranda Bryant in Stockholm

02, Oct, 2023 @2:13 PM

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