Health News

The millennial women ditching hormonal contraception

The pain was unbearable. Migraines were tormenting Zoe*, 26, at least once a week, sometimes twice, leaving her unable to function for up to three days at a time. With the help of a GP, she tried a variety of treatments, but nothing worked. She felt herself becoming dangerously reliant on painkillers. Eventually, she decided […]

Health News

First randomised trial finds no substantial difference in risk of acquiring HIV for 3 different forms of contraception

Previous research has suggested that some contraceptive methods may increase women’s susceptibility to HIV. However, all three forms of contraception trialled were safe and highly effective, supporting their continued and increased access alongside high quality HIV prevention services. A randomised trial of more than 7,800 African women found that a type of contraceptive injection (intramuscular […]

Kids Health

The morning-after pill as emergency contraception: The need to observe

The most important facts about the “morning after” pill: France, Belgium, and Denmark – all of them have been around for years: the “morning-after pill” without a prescription. Now there is the emergency contraceptive, also in Germany. Everything you need to know for postcoital contraception with “PiDaNa” and “ellaOne”. The "Pill danach" there are over-the-counter […]

Personal Health

8 Things You Need To Know About Sex When You Have An IUD

What’s not to love about intrauterine devices (IUDs)? Once that little T-shaped contraceptive is implanted in your uterus, you can finally stop worrying about forgetting to take your pill or wondering if the condom broke. But, uh, will that little device affect your sex life in…other ways? (Like, will your partner be able to feel it?) Here’s what […]