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#Contraception

# contraception - Friday 24 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge Women everywhere are rolling their eyes at this deeply dumb stat about men and the pill Chill Pill

Women everywhere are rolling their eyes at this deeply dumb stat about men and the pill

Turns out 52% of men need a refresher course in sex ed.

# contraception - Friday 30 December, 2016

'A punishment from God's own hand' - the Irish got Biblical in their objections to 1985's contraception law

The 1985 Family Planning Act saw contraceptives made legal for over-18s without a prescription from selected outlets for the first time.

# contraception - Friday 28 October, 2016

Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off?

The 96% effectiveness rate is similar to that achieved by the female combined pill.

The 'male pill' could be coming, it's in jab form and it works

Side-effects could delay it actually happening though.

# contraception - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Sitdown Sunday: Meet the rising star of Germany's Far Right

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

# contraception - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Ethiopia was given 69 million condoms... but might have to throw them all out

The condoms, worth millions, failed basic tests.

# contraception - Thursday 10 March, 2016

'I had sex with 40 women... I never did use condoms': Call for increased sex-ed in care homes

A series of reports produced by Tusla and the HSE has found a need for a boost in sex education.

# contraception - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

From The42 'Johnny's got you covered' - The next Jon Walters flag for Euro 2016 is here COYBIG

'Johnny's got you covered' - The next Jon Walters flag for Euro 2016 is here

The countdown to France is underway.

# contraception - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

This tech journalist started an internet firestorm because she wants to be sterilised at 29

Holly Brockwell says she doesn’t want to have children and has problems with other forms of contraception.

# contraception - Saturday 24 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge Irish lads demonstrate that they have absolutely no idea how female contraceptives work Birth Control

Irish lads demonstrate that they have absolutely no idea how female contraceptives work

“It’s weird that we have all these different versions of female birth control, and you never really talk about them or see them”.

# contraception - Friday 9 October, 2015

'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'

Playwright Arthur Riordan explains how two men go about writing a musical about feminism.

# contraception - Saturday 19 September, 2015

New tribute to the 1971 contraceptive train which changed Ireland's sexual landscape forever

A musical has been written about the movement.

# contraception - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer

About 300 women in Ireland are diagnosed with womb cancer each year.

# contraception - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

These guys are crowdfunding the answer to the male contraceptive pill

Does this mean we’ve reached peak crowdfunding?

# contraception - Sunday 5 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 12 things women want men to know about sex Sex Ed

12 things women want men to know about sex

Don’t pat us on the head when we’re *down there*, for a start.

# contraception - Friday 1 May, 2015

Irish women can now buy the most effective morning-after pill without a prescription

EllaOne can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex.

# contraception - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Poll: Should women with medical cards be able to get the morning after pill free without a GP visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Pharmacists want women with medical cards to have easier access to the morning after pill

They want medical card holders to be able to get the pill over the counter without having to go to a doctor first.

# contraception - Friday 9 January, 2015

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV

Other forms of contraception, such as the pill, do not appear to increase this risk.

# contraception - Friday 3 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Woman uses potato as contraceptive, grows roots in her vagina Starch Raving Mad

Woman uses potato as contraceptive, grows roots in her vagina

Happy National Potato Day!

# contraception - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What's spreading HIV?

In South Africa, more than 6 million of the country’s 52 million population are HIV positive.

# contraception - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

US companies who object to contraception on religious grounds won't have to pay for it

The Supreme Court has decided on a long-running dispute about whether companies can opt out of certain aspects of employee health insurance.

# contraception - Saturday 7 June, 2014

This condom is tougher, more sensitive and funded by Bill Gates

The University of Wollongong could receive $1 million from the Microsoft billionaire for their design.

# contraception - Monday 10 March, 2014

Teens told by Pure in Heart that condoms fail one in six times Exclusive

And in separate claims, students who attended a retreat in Knock also said they were told by speakers that they would lose certain hormones the more often they had sex.

# contraception - Saturday 22 February, 2014

These 11 designs could be the condoms of the future

Bill Gates asked for it and these designers delivered.

# contraception - Monday 17 February, 2014

One third of Irish women don't use contraception

While nine per cent say they use natural methods.

# contraception - Monday 10 February, 2014

Horny Irish students to be dazzled by world's only sexual health magician

As part of the union’s safe sex campaign, students will also be dazzled by the world’s only sexual health magician and can attend workshops by ‘Dr Sex’.

# contraception - Friday 24 January, 2014

Can a woman's weight affect the success of the morning-after pill?

The EU is to investigate if emergency contraception is less effective in women weighing 80kg or more.

# contraception - Monday 9 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Open thread: What's your biggest turn-off? Sponsored By The Hse

Open thread: What's your biggest turn-off?

Is it bad breath? Talking about their ex? We need to know.

From The Daily Edge This Australian condom ad was banned for being too raunchy Banned

This Australian condom ad was banned for being too raunchy

Watch it here – heads up, it’s quite unsafe for work.

# contraception - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Column: What you don’t know about emergency contraception (and why it might hurt you)

Revelations that emergency contraceptives were bring sold without a warning that their effectiveness could be compromised in women of a certain weight underlines the lack of holistic education about contraception and sexual health, writes Alison Begas.

# contraception - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Poll: Do you think the male contraceptive pill will be popular? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the male contraceptive pill will be popular?

A contraceptive pill for men has moved one step closer, according to Australian researchers.

# contraception - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Is Ireland doing enough to help the global fight against AIDS?

Charities say Ireland has traditionally been at the forefront, but on World AIDS Day they say that support is slipping.

# contraception - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 bedroom interruptions you'll know all too well Sponsored By The Hse

8 bedroom interruptions you'll know all too well

Those moments when getting it on just goes all wrong.

Johnny's Back! The latest HSE ad for condoms is pretty funny

The message? Sometimes the sex doesn’t happen, but for when it does – Johnny’s got you covered. Watch the ad here.

# contraception - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Column: Ireland's reproductive revolution – are women now in control?

Irish women have been actively demanding the freedom to choose when or if they become pregnant for over 40 years; a great deal has changed regarding contraception, but have we come far enough? asks Fiona Dunkin.

# contraception - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Pope Francis: We don’t need to talk about abortion, gay marriage and contraception ‘all the time’

The pontiff gave his first full-length, wide-ranging interview to an Italian Jesuit journal.

# contraception - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Column: Let's talk about sex (maybe)

Why does sex education in schools address so little about real-life relationships, sexuality, and the practicalities of obtaining contraception?

# contraception - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Most people in Ireland have never had a sexual health test Sexual Health This post contains a poll

Most people in Ireland have never had a sexual health test

Almost a third of people in a study said they are not concerned about their sexual health.

# contraception - Monday 27 May, 2013

Column: Let's stop using the 'floodgates' argument when debating social change

Divorce, contraception and abortion – all debates that have been been subject to the ‘slippery slope’ argument. But that’s precisely what clear legislation rules out, writes Nathan Wheeler.