Contraception Efficiency Chart

Choosing the right method of contraception for you is not about numbers, it involves recognizing the reality of your circumstances and behaviour. Some contraceptives involve active use every day (the pill) or every time you have sex (male condom, female condom, other barrier methods). These methods can be safe, but they demand perfect use to maximize their potential. With pills, for example, this means... read more

The Art & Science of Using Condoms

We must admit that condoms can sometimes be a less than charming element of a sexual encounter. Awkward, untimely, interrupting. But put quite crudely, sex with condoms is pure romance compared to sex with herpes et al. Learning to live in peace with condoms isn’t too difficult, but it does need some time and practice. The time will be well spent and the practice is really more of a pleasure than a... read more

Young, Female and Infected

Who still thinks that youth is innocent and uncomplicated? The teenage years are increasingly demanding on children and their burgeoning sexuality. In addition to their need to learn and relearn their changing bodies, it is becoming more evident that the youngest sexually active people are the most vulnerable to negative outcomes, especially sexually transmitted infections (STIs). And even more so than... read more