Food & nutrition
November 6, 2015

How birth control pills affect your weight

Wondering what’s going on? Do those jeans you used to look great in, just seem too tight now? No longer feeling confident enough to wear your bikini this summer? If you’re on a birth control pill, you’re probably asking yourself: “Is my contraception making me gain weight?” (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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Sexual Health
December 6, 2013

Condoms are all the rage in Plett

No matter what nervous parents might think about the annual Matric Rage in Plettenburg Bay, one great thing is emerging from news reports – teenagers are buying condoms by the crate load. To be honest, we’re not sure they’re always being used properly, as the sales of morning-after contraception pills has also gone through the roof, but the “condomise” message has clearly been received by SA teens. (more…)
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