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Birth Control

Birth Control
July 18, 2017

The basics of birth control

Today, there are more options than ever to prevent pregnancy – and stay sexually safe. With guidance from your doctors and the many options to choose from, you can go for a birth control of your choice that will fit your budget and lifestyle. The job of birth control is to keep the sperm and egg apart during sexual intercourse. Here’s what you need to know about the most popular methods. Remember, contraceptives don’t protect you from sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS. So, it’s still a good idea to always use a condom as well. Method How it works Good…
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Birth Control
July 6, 2016

Surgical methods of contraception

In my 1st blog post we covered methods of contraceptives that don’t involve medical interventions, and in the 2nd, we looked at barrier methods which prevent pregnancy and STDs. From there we moved onto hormonal methods of contraceptives, and here, in our final blog post we cover surgical “irreversible” methods of contraception. (more…)
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Birth Control
July 24, 2015

Side-effects from birth control pills

If you're young, healthy and don't smoke, it's unlikely you'll have serious side effects from birth control pills. Some women do however, experience side effects...let's take a look at the more common ones and what can be done. (more…)
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Birth Control
January 13, 2015

Contraception 101 by Dr Lynelle Hoeks

This is my first blog post in a series of 4 on contraception – so yes, there’s clearly a lot of important information you need to know. First things first; whether this topic is unchartered territory, or whether you’re wondering if your current contraceptive is still suitable for you, choosing a contraceptive method can be confusing and daunting. Each time I counsel someone on selecting a method that’s appropriate for them, I’m reminded of just how many factors influence their choice. From family support (or none), cultural beliefs, cost and access to health services, to ease of use and preconceived…
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Birth ControlSexual Health
March 11, 2014

What are the hormonal methods of contraception? Written by Dr Lynelle

In my 1st blog post (Contraception 101) post we covered methods of contraceptives that don’t involve medical interventions. In my 2nd blog post (Contraceptives Which Prevent Pregnancy and STDs: Written by Dr Lynelle), we looked at barrier methods which prevent pregnancy and STDs. Here, we take a look at hormonal methods of contraceptives. (more…)
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Birth Control
March 1, 2014

Contraceptives which prevent pregnancy and STDs: Written by Dr Lynelle

In my first blog, Contraception 101, I covered methods of contraceptives which involve no medical interventions. Here, we take a look at barrier methods which prevent pregnancy and STDs. (more…)
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