It’s one of greatest annoyances: finding a method of contraception that works for both your body and your way of life. With such number of options nowadays (15 to be correct), it can be entirely befuddling (and down-right overpowering) to filter through all the information out there. That is the reason Dr Deborah Bateson from Family Planning NSW provided answers to all your most asked questions. Continue reading “How To Choose The Perfect Contraceptive Method Made For You”

Emergency contraception is likewise known as the ‘morning after pill’. It ss most effective when taken within 24 hours (1 day) of unprotected sex, however it can be taken up to 96 hours (4 days). You can get it without a prescription at any pharmacy

What is the morning after pill?

This pill contains a high dosage of progestogen hormone and it prevents around 85% of expected pregnancies if taken up to about three days of having intercourse. The emergency contraception pill or ECP is not a pill for abortion; if you are pregnant, this pill won’t work.

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Let’s talk menstruation.

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Aunt flo, red tide, that time of month, shark week. There are literally thousands of euphemisms for menstruation so that you don’t have to talk about it, but what happens when we do want to share?

And what happens when you want to share with those closest to you? Sharing is easier than ever with period tracking apps, but how do you know which information to share, and what to keep to yourself?

So…what’s the answer? What’s the right amount of sharing, and how much is too much? What’s the right answer? Wait for it…. Continue reading “Should I Talk About My Cycle With My Partner?”