Health

New Galactic Cap condom prevents pregnancy but not STDs

(Medical Xpress)—Charles Powell is a man with a novel idea—he's created a new type of condom, called the Galactic Cap—it covers just the tip of the penis, rather than the whole thing. He's even set up an Indiegogo project ...

Medications

New 5-Day 'Morning-After' Pill Tested For U.S. Approval

(PhysOrg.com) -- Currently, women who seek emergency contraception within 72 hours of intercourse can receive copper intrauterine devices. Though the devices are very effective at preventing pregnancy, they must be administered ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Women's wellness: The morning-after pill

The morning-after pill is a type of emergency birth control (contraception). Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy for women who've had unprotected sex or whose birth control method has failed.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

An app to prevent pregnancy? Don't count on it

Fertility awareness apps are being championed as a new approach to contraception. In reality, while the technology may be new, women have been predicting the fertile days in their menstrual cycles to prevent pregnancy for ...

Health

Men and HIV: How poverty, violence and inequality play a part

It's obvious that men's practices and behaviour are central to women's vulnerability to HIV. This is why a major focus in the fight against HIV has been on interventions involving work with men and boys to "transform masculinities" ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Simple questionnaire predicts unprotected sex, binge drinking

Researchers in the social sciences have been searching for a holy grail: an accurate way to predict who is likely to engage in problematic behavior, like using drugs. Over the years experts in economics, psychology and public ...

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