Contraception

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

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Contraceptive services failing in England
Life

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.

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Moya Crockett
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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.

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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.

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Moya Crockett
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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.

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Hollie Richardson
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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Are we over the pill? Meet the women opting for hormone-free contraception

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

Life

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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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?

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

“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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Moya Crockett
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Life

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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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.

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Emily Baker
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Life

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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Sarah Biddlecombe
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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

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
Life

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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Life

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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Life

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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Life

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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Jasmine Andersson
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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?

Life

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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