Contraception and family planning

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Davina McCall’s Pill Revolution review – this powerful documentary could save lives
Why is there so little research into the pill? Why are women in the UK offered so little contraceptive choice? This programme tackles the troubling truth – and will make you very angry indeed

Leila Latif

08, Jun, 2023 @9:00 PM

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Tell us: have you faced barriers to accessing contraception in the UK?
We want to hear from people in the UK on this issue after the women’s health ambassador warned that access has worsened

Guardian community team

05, Jun, 2023 @1:28 PM

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Access to contraception has got harder in England, top doctor says
Lesley Regan, women’s health ambassador for England, says ‘destructive’ changes to NHS system in 2012 are failing women

Rachel Hall

04, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Dorothy Milne obituary
Other lives: Family planning and sexual health doctor who co-founded the One25 charity

Alisoun Milne

22, May, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Disabled Australian women face forced sterilisation, abortion and contraception, health groups say
Inquiry submissions speak of ‘reproductive violence’, ‘coercion’ and ‘extreme’ violation of rights of women with disabilities

Tory Shepherd

26, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Great news, a contraceptive pill for men without side-effects! Now how about one for women? | Zoe Williams
Making men share responsibility for preventing unwanted pregnancy would have big implications – if it ever happens, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

19, Apr, 2023 @12:15 PM

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In Florida, parents are always right – even when they think a Michelangelo is porn
A principal was fired after a Renaissance art class was shown David in the latest example of the state’s censorship crusade

Arwa Mahdawi

25, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Should I worry about the cancer risk from hormonal contraceptives?
While these drugs carry a greater breast cancer risk, those chances are very small for people under 40

Andrew Gregory Health editor

23, Mar, 2023 @3:16 PM

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All hormonal contraceptives ‘carry small increased risk of breast cancer’
Research finds use of progestogen is associated with a 20-30% higher risk but this falls after no longer taking it

Rachel Hall

21, Mar, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Male contraceptive taken shortly before sex shows promise, say scientists
Study in mice suggests drug could temporarily stop sperm moving by blocking critical protein

Nicola Davis Science Correspondent

17, Feb, 2023 @4:26 PM

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Taliban fighters stop chemists selling contraception
Reports that soldiers have threatened those issuing birth control medicines come as Afghan midwives and activists warn of impact on women’s health and rights

Haroon Janjua

17, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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George Washington University installs emergency contraception vending machine
Students led effort over concern for reproductive rights after supreme court struck down constitutional right to abortion

Gloria Oladipo in New York

30, Jan, 2023 @9:49 PM

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