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    Women

    7 of the most-Googled questions about the pill answered

  • The pill
    Health

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

  • Contraceptive shortages uk
    Health

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

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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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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
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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

Posted by
Megan Murray
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Emily Baker
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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.

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
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Long Reads

Why are so many women turning their backs on the pill?

Have we had enough of this once liberating invention?

Posted by
Natasha Preskey
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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"

Posted by
Emily Reynolds
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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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Life

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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Life

Contraception is more effective than ever before, study finds

Some good news.

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

Will you be ditching the pill for your phone?

Life

Taking the pill may increase likelihood of depression

According to a major new study

Posted by
Harriet Hall
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Life

There’s an unexpected health benefit to being on the Pill

And it’s particularly good news for those of us in the UK

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Life

Is this the hormone-free contraceptive we've all been waiting for?

Goodbye, the pill

Posted by
Stylist Team
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Life

Women are sharing their experiences on the pill with #MyPillStory

Women are sharing their experiences on the pill with #MyPillStory

Posted by
Harriet Hall
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