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contraceptive

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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Sexual Health
February 28, 2014

More about the free contraceptive available in South Africa

Yesterday, Hello Doctor posted a short blog post about the roll out of free birth control to all women in South Africa, regardless of socio-economic status. (more…)
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Sexual Health
November 29, 2013

Morning-after pill may not weigh up

Be careful, girls – if you’re voluptuous, it turns out that the morning-after pill may not work so well on you. According to a news report, French scientists found that the specific morning-after contraceptive pill sold in France began losing effectiveness in women who weighed about 75kg, and did not work at all in women heavier than 80kg . European health regulators had ordered a label change for the emergency contraceptive product sold by French company HRA Pharma under the brand name Norlevo, requiring it to include the drug's diminishing effectiveness based on weight. The US Food and Drug Administration…
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