There are a lot of contraceptions out there, and maybe only a few of them are going to suit you. This part of the site discusses all contraception types and their virtues and flaws, with real-life examples of what a reaction to your birth control looks like.
We review in detail how each of the different contraception types exerts its effect on your body and vagina, including sensations, discharge, infections, and where applicable, any beneficial effects besides preventing an unwanted pregnancy.
There is a lot that nobody tells you about birth control, so it pays to be informed. If something goes wrong, here is your resource.
Confused? Ask Aunt Vadge.
We take a look at what’s happening in the development of male contraceptives.
How to be more the boss of who has your first born.
Understanding the ins and outs of home pregnancy tests.
News update on abortion law and social changes ahead for 2018.
You can feel where you’re at in your cycle by feeling your cervix – high, soft and wet? Maybe you’re ovulating.
Learn about breakthrough bleeding while you’re on the pill – why it happens and what you can do about it.
We explain why you are told to take a 7-day break from the contraceptive pill, ring or patch, and what withdrawal and breakthrough bleeding are.
Secondary dysmenorrhoea is period pain caused by an underlying health condition, and is treated differently to regular period pain.
Wondering if you are pregnant or not? Here’s our list of how you do and don’t get pregnant.
Polish women can now get free emergency contraceptive prescriptions from Women on Waves after a short online consultation.
An abortion ship is providing free medical abortions to women in Mexico up until 23 April 2017. Call 755 980 0548 for help.
This study found that numbers of L. crispatus before and after the IUD was inserted were more or less the same.
Worse outcomes were found in women who had the same sex partner before and after BV treatment, but better outcomes in those on oestrogen-based birth control.
She is experiencing severe cuts and tears for no reason. Could it be her NuvaRing?
Every time she has sex with a condom, the next day, an unusual and unpleasant smell comes from her vagina. What’s going on?
Your questions answered about how the pill works and its side-effects.
Don’t want to take the pill? Weigh up the pros and cons of the alternatives here…
Not sure what is in your contraceptive? Find out here.
Not sure when you ovulate? It’s easy when you know how!
Viral shedding is where a virus makes virus babies that are popped out of cells, setting out to find their own cells to replicate in, and pop out their own viral babies.
Warning for anyone having protected sex in Chile!
This is the complete guide to catching an STD on purpose.
The abortion drone lift-off to Northern Ireland is ready for flight.
A lawsuit was settled in 2014 against the pharmaceutical companies that developed and market the NuvaRing, Merck, Organon and Schering-Plough. The plaintiffs accuse the companies of failing to disclose dangerous side-effects and say the active drug in the NuvaRing,...
It’s pretty hard to get an STD from kissing alone.
Dear Aunt Vadge, Can a condom be used on my penis for STI prevention when having sex with a virgin girl, considering the tightness of her vagina? Yours, Straight Man Age: 25 Country: Africa _____ Dear Straight Man, You should definitely wear a condom when you have...
Some STIs are more common in lesbians and bisexual women than heterosexual women. We discuss why.
We discuss the impact of the Depo Provera contraceptive injection on BV.
Can you get pregnant from a penis rubbing on a vagina? We discuss.
Why she is or isn’t probably pregnant…
No, it’s not normal to bleed 3 days after being fingered, and pre-cum is fertile in many men.
Researchers take a look at contraception trends in Australia.
Vaginal cuts persist every 3-5 weeks for a year – what’s wrong?
Ideas for helping you decide if you want to have an abortion or not.
What’s the story with pre-cum and pregnancy? We explain.
The oral contraceptive pill can be used as the morning-after pill – they are the same thing, just different doses.
The contraceptive patch looks a bit like a square band-aid, which you stick onto your stomach, butt or upper arm. You change it every week for three weeks on and one week off, so you get breakthrough bleeding which seems like a period (but actually isn't a true...
Choosing the right birth control is hard.
So far hands-down the most-loved condoms ever made.
What’s available, how much and where from.
The female condom IS an option!
A great and funny story by a smart and hilarious lady who decides to take on the Mississippi Health Department.
The IUD is a source of bacterial biofilm – should it be removed to treat BV?
A list of possible causes why your period has stopped.
Choosing the right lube for the job is important.
Some medications will have a negative impact on your sexual appetites, arousal, and ability to orgasm.
A quick overview of the pros and cons of the mini pill.
The Depo Provera contraceptive injection is given every three months, is very effective at preventing pregnancy, but comes with a host of negative side effects that you can’t undo until it wears off.
Implanon is a hormonal contraceptive implant.
Diaphragms are sometimes the only option available to you, so find out if you can do it. They’re not for everyone.
The Nuvaring is a novel concept that in real life, doesn’t always work out so great, causing vaginal inflammation, discharge and discomfort.
The pill is a form of birth control and hormonal control.
Condoms aahhh yawwwn … Learn how to make condoms work for you, not the other way around.
IUDs can be the best thing that ever happened to you: you get to keep your natural cycle, and not get pregnant. It can also result in more bleeding, pain and worse. Get the facts.
We talk HIV, and how it can affect your vagina.