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Sexual Health
August 30, 2020

Nine months after the night before the morning after pill

The first week of September is one of the most popular weeks for unprotected sex in South Africa. We don’t know if it’s the smell of blossoms in the air, the first rays of sun or those floral skirts parading the streets, but this time of year, people everywhere are getting it on.
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Women's Health
January 5, 2018

Stopped The Pill? Here’s why you’re not menstruating.

Maybe you’ve decided it’s time to have a baby. Or, you just want to go off contraception. When you go off the pill, you expect your menstrual cycle to get back to normal; but what happens when your cycle doesn’t start? Post-pill amenorrhea This is a fancy way of saying that many women experience a delay of menstruation after stopping the birth control pill. You could also experience spotting, or a much lighter flow during your period. It might carry on this way for up to six months. In most cases, the effect is temporary and your cycle may return…
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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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