Contraception

Contraception, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • Contraceptive services failing in England
    Health

    10 common myths about contraception debunked

  • Woman looking at her skin in the mirror
    Skincare

    Here’s how contraceptive pills can affect your skin

  • Women
    Women

    7 of the most-Googled questions about the pill answered

Latest Stories

The pill
Health

Two progestogen-only contraceptive pills can now be bought over the counter

Everything you need to know about the new rules.

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Hollie Richardson
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Naga Munchetty
Health

Naga Munchetty describes the agony of getting an IUD fitted, amid calls for better pain relief

“I felt violated, weak and angry.”

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Anna Brech
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Rob Delaney
Podcasts

Rob Delaney’s honest words on male fertility are a refreshing listen

“So much more is demanded of women when they have a baby than the man”

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Contraceptive shortages uk
Health

What happens to your body if you take the pill without a break?

We look into what the experts say about taking the pill without any breaks, and what this means for our bodies.

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Alice Porter
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Moya Crockett
Published

Contraceptive services in England are seriously struggling – and MPs are calling for change

It’s not all in our heads: contraceptive services really are failing us.

Life

Record high abortion rates show the system is failing women

New figures released by the Department of Health point to huge problems with contraceptive services in England and Wales.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Life

It’s time to get angry about the UK’s contraception scandal

I know how distressing it is to not be able to access the contraception you need. It’s time politicians took notice.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
Published
The monthly pill
Life

A new “monthly pill” could give women more choice when it comes to contraception

Scientists have developed a new way of taking contraception.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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the contraceptive pill
Life

Are we over the pill? Meet the women opting for hormone-free contraception

Is the pill really all it's cracked up to be?

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
Published
Life

In defence of Friends

“It might be cool to hate on the classic sitcom – but it was surprisingly progressive for its time.”

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Morning After podcast with Alix Fox
Life

Why women are sharing their experiences of getting the morning after pill

Why is is still such a taboo conversation?

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Moya Crockett
Published

“How my viral Twitter thread exposed the burden of contraceptive admin”

When Moya Crockett tweeted about the labour involved in getting hold of the pill, she went viral. But why are so many women struggling to access contraception?

Life

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

The unthinkable could be happening, ladies

Posted by
Megan Murray
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The monthly pill could help women who forget to take their daily contraception.
Life

The pill stops you recognising these emotions

A new study has found that women on the Pill are less likely to detect “complex” emotions like contempt and pride.

Posted by
Emily Baker
Published
Life

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

"It’s insinuating that young women are stupid"

Posted by
Anna Brech
Published
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

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
Published
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.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
Published
Introducing Northern Ireland’s abortion robots
Life

Introducing Northern Ireland’s abortion robots

Technology has brought power back to the women of Northern Ireland

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
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Emily Reynolds
Published

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"

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.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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