Roughly 25% of women fall pregnant accidentally while they’re on birth control. Why? Because they’re either not happy with the method they’re using (and therefore not fully committed to using it properly), or their contraception doesn’t match their lifestyle.
If you or someone you know has recently had an abortion or is considering it, be on the look-out for these symptoms after the procedure as there are a few risks of abortion. If you experience any of these side effects, you must get to your doctor or clinic ASAP.
If you’re still searching the right birth control or you’re not satisfied with the one you’re on, Mirena or the copper IUD might be right for you. Long-acting and around 99% effective, the IUD is the contraceptive option of choice for a significant portion of South African women.
Think you know everything there is to know about birth control? Here are 10 facts that may surprise you.
Perhaps you’re considering having an abortion or maybe someone you care about is contemplating it. Either way, this procedure – the deliberate termination of a pregnancy – comes with a lot of questions.
October is global Breast Cancer Awareness month, but being vigilant about this disease extends beyond pink ribbons and one month of awareness.
When we talk about rape or sexual assault, we’re talking about any unwanted sexual contact between people. It usually involves force, and there is no consent. Critically, rape and sexual assault are crimes.
People try some crazy forms of contraception to avoid falling pregnant. Here we’re sharing some of the weird contraceptives and methods we hear about – but be warned, don’t try these at home!
Maybe the condom broke or perhaps you just got caught up in the moment. Either way, it’s the morning after the night before, and you’ve realised you may be at risk of an unplanned pregnancy. You need an immediate, reliable solution.
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