Contraception

A male contraceptive pill has passed safety tests and could be available within a decade

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Megan Murray
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    The pill stops you recognising these emotions

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    Going beyond the pill: women who opt for hormone-free contraception

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    In defence of Friends

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    Twitter isn't happy about this "sexist" NHS ad

    "It’s insinuating that young women are stupid"

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    Anna Brech
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  • Long Reads

    Natural Cycles contraception app advert is banned for being misleading

    The ASA has ruled that the app’s claim of being a ‘highly accurate contraceptive’ is misleading and exaggerates its effectiveness

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    Sarah Biddlecombe
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  • Visible Women

    How Marie Stopes revolutionised British women’s sex lives

    The campaigner made information about sex and birth control widely accessible – but she left behind a dark legacy.

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    Moya Crockett
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  • Introducing Northern Ireland’s abortion robots
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    Introducing Northern Ireland’s abortion robots

    Technology has brought power back to the women of Northern Ireland

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    Kayleigh Dray
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    New research suggests the male pill could soon become a reality

    "This is a major step forward in the development of a once-daily male pill"

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    Emily Reynolds
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  • Visible Women

    Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 19/2/18

    New research reveals the shocking truth about how women are portrayed in fiction – and there’s a new contraceptive on the market.

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    Moya Crockett
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    This new hormone-free contraceptive on the market is better than the coil

    It’s the first update the IUD has had in 50 years

    Posted by
    Susan Devaney
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    This smartphone app is as effective as the pill, study confirms

    Conclusive evidence that you can ditch hormonal contraceptives, if you so desire

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
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  • Ask A Feminist

    “The Boots morning after pill scandal shows the bias of contraception”

    Why are women burdened with the responsibility of procuring and taking contraception?

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    Jasmine Andersson
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    Half of UK abortions are due to contraception failures

    New research shows 51% of women accessing terminations in the UK are using some form of birth control

    Posted by
    Elle Griffiths
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    High-street chemist finally slashes price of morning-after pill

    The chain has been hailed as “trailblazing” for its attitude to sexual health

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    Amy Swales
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  • Life

    Why Trump's new ruling on birth control would be a disaster for women

    Employers would no longer need to provide free contraception

    Posted by
    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    Contraception is an emotional and mental burden for women, study finds

    New research argues that men should be sharing more responsibility for avoiding pregnancy.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
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  • Lucy Mangan

    “Family planning: the equality question”

    Lucy Mangan on the burden of contraception

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    Lucy Mangan
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    Contraception is more effective than ever before, study finds

    Some good news.

    Posted by
    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    Mobile app officially approved as a method of contraception

    Will you be ditching the pill for your phone?

    Posted by
    Amy Swales
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    Tampon sales in the UK have plummeted dramatically, but why?

    New figures show that women in the UK are buying five million fewer packets of tampons each year.

    Posted by
    Harriet Hall
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  • Life

    Over-charged and humiliated: the ordeal of the morning-after pill

    “We should demand to know why we’re not trusted to know what is best for our own bodies and futures.”

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    Moya Crockett
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  • Life

    “Why is contraception still a woman's job?"

    Just how long do we have to wait until the male pill becomes a viable option?

    Posted by
    Harriet Hall
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  • Life

    Male contraceptive trial highlights a disturbing double standard

    It has some remarkably similar effects to the pill and yet it has been deemed unfit for public use.

    Posted by
    Hayley Spencer
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