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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Contraceptives

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India bans condom advertisements from prime time television
An order issued Monday cited broadcasting regulations that prohibit vulgar or suggestive themes.
Our chimps are NOT on the pill, say Dublin Zoo
The zoo has denied reports that female chimps were using contraceptives.
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.
Column: Is it still taboo for a woman to carry condoms?
We have superficially become more ‘open’ about sex, but our core beliefs and attitudes haven’t really changed; female sexuality can induce a degree of fear in some people, writes Tony Moore.
Worry online Pill prescription takes away 'face-to-face' doctor contact
Lloyds Online Pharmacy has just launched a new service where women can order their contraceptive pill prescription online, instead of going to a doctor.
Israel issues rules on contraceptives for immigrants
Allegations surfaced last month that Ethiopian women were coerced into taking contraceptive jabs.
Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines allege the Reproductive Health Bill promotes pre-marital sex and threatens the “moral fibre” of the country.
Open thread: Do you remember when buying contraceptives was illegal?
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In aftermath of Savita death, Richard Branson recalls arrest for selling condoms in Ireland
Branson has called Ireland’s abortion laws “outdated” and called for them to be changed.
Teen girls on pill at risk of high blood pressure
A new study also showed alcohol consumption in teenage boys increased the risk of high blood pressure later in life.
Contraceptive use saves the lives of more than 250,000 women annually
Researchers say that increasing contraceptive use in developing countries has cut the number of maternal deaths by 40 per cent over the past 20 years.
The Dáil and the word 'fornication': a brief history
Before today, the words ‘fornicate’ or ‘fornication’ had only been used in six debates in the Dáíl’s 93-year history.
South Africa recalls over a million 'faulty' condoms
One activist said that the condoms “leaked like sieves” when water was poured into them.
Boots to sell 'morning after' pill over the counter
The chain pharmacy will sell the emergency contraceptive over the counter, without prescriptions, from Wednesday.