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#Contraception

# contraception - Friday 24 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 24th 2017, 2:58 PM 8,746 Views 9 Comments

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
# Divine Argument
# Divine Argument

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

Dec 30th 2016, 6:45 AM 15,347 Views 101 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Oct 28th 2016, 9:52 AM 19,620 Views 53 Comments

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
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

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

Oct 28th 2016, 9:01 AM 19,112 Views 49 Comments

Side-effects could delay it actually happening though.

# contraception - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Sitdown Sunday: Meet the rising star of Germany's Far Right
# 7 Deadly Reads
# 7 Deadly Reads

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

Oct 2nd 2016, 9:00 AM 20,426 Views 24 Comments

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
# In The Bin
# In The Bin

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

Jun 23rd 2016, 3:19 PM 27,689 Views 34 Comments

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
# Staying Safe
# Staying Safe

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

Mar 10th 2016, 4:52 PM 34,294 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 26th 2016, 9:41 AM 6,277 Views 8 Comments

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
# Contraception
# Contraception

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

Nov 24th 2015, 9:29 PM 52,692 Views 134 Comments

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

# contraception - Saturday 24 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 24th 2015, 4:00 PM 6,346 Views 3 Comments

“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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 9th 2015, 8:00 AM 501 Views 60 Comments

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
# Social Change
# Social Change

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

Sep 19th 2015, 9:30 PM 33,316 Views 39 Comments

A musical has been written about the movement.

# contraception - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer
# The Pill
# The Pill

Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer

Aug 5th 2015, 11:30 AM 14,766 Views 28 Comments

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
# Man Pills
# Man Pills

These guys are crowdfunding the answer to the male contraceptive pill

Jul 28th 2015, 6:05 AM 12,742 Views 26 Comments

Does this mean we’ve reached peak crowdfunding?

# contraception - Sunday 5 July, 2015

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

12 things women want men to know about sex

Jul 5th 2015, 8:15 PM 237,747 Views 6 Comments

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
# Plan B
# Plan B

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

May 1st 2015, 6:04 AM 162,926 Views 60 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should women with medical cards be able to get the morning after pill free without a GP visit?

Apr 25th 2015, 8:20 PM 24,736 Views 131 Comments

Pharmacists think they should…

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

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

Apr 25th 2015, 3:28 PM 22,111 Views 72 Comments

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
# Sub-Saharan Africa
# Sub-Saharan Africa

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV

Jan 9th 2015, 7:00 AM 12,278 Views 17 Comments

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

# contraception - Friday 3 October, 2014

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

Woman uses potato as contraceptive, grows roots in her vagina

Oct 3rd 2014, 3:39 PM 7,620 Views 9 Comments

Happy National Potato Day!

# contraception - Sunday 28 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 28th 2014, 8:45 AM 12,192 Views 11 Comments

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
# Obamacare
# Obamacare

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

Jul 1st 2014, 10:31 AM 6,522 Views 36 Comments

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
# Wrap Up
# Wrap Up

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

Jun 7th 2014, 5:30 PM 38,610 Views 59 Comments

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
# Lets Talk About Sex
# Lets Talk About Sex

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

Mar 10th 2014, 10:55 PM 72,115 Views 0 Comments

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
# Wrap Up
# Wrap Up

These 11 designs could be the condoms of the future

Feb 22nd 2014, 4:00 PM 38,614 Views 19 Comments

Bill Gates asked for it and these designers delivered.

# contraception - Monday 17 February, 2014

One third of Irish women don't use contraception
# Behaviour And Attitudes
# Behaviour And Attitudes

One third of Irish women don't use contraception

Feb 17th 2014, 2:45 PM 27,497 Views 80 Comments

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
# Alakazam
# Alakazam

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

Feb 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 21,799 Views 44 Comments

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?
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

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

Jan 24th 2014, 8:13 PM 13,286 Views 19 Comments

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

# contraception - Monday 9 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 9th 2013, 5:35 PM 54,047 Views 247 Comments

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

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

This Australian condom ad was banned for being too raunchy

Dec 9th 2013, 8:59 AM 6,519 Views 6 Comments

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)
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 8th 2013, 12:00 PM 7,949 Views 105 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Dec 3rd 2013, 9:19 AM 21,429 Views 158 Comments

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?
# World Aids Day
# World Aids Day

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

Dec 1st 2013, 8:00 AM 3,789 Views 24 Comments

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

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

8 bedroom interruptions you'll know all too well

Nov 21st 2013, 5:26 PM 64,471 Views 33 Comments

Those moments when getting it on just goes all wrong.

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

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

Nov 21st 2013, 1:06 PM 24,030 Views 88 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 3rd 2013, 7:15 AM 174 Views 168 Comments

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’
# Blunt
# Blunt

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

Sep 19th 2013, 10:50 PM 26,392 Views 165 Comments

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)
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Let's talk about sex (maybe)

Sep 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 243 Views 55 Comments

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
# Sexual Health

Most people in Ireland have never had a sexual health test

Jul 31st 2013, 7:25 PM 15,529 Views 79 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 27th 2013, 7:00 AM 435 Views 73 Comments

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.