Contraception

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

Record high abortion rates show the system is failing women

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

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

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

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In defence of Friends

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

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

Why is is still such a taboo conversation?

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Hollie Richardson
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“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?

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

The unthinkable could be happening, ladies

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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.

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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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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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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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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

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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

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Moya Crockett
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“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

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

Employers would no longer need to provide free contraception

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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.

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Moya Crockett
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“Family planning: the equality question”

Lucy Mangan on the burden of contraception

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Contraception is more effective than ever before, study finds

Some good news.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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