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“A nightmare and total faff”: The inconsistencies in our local contraception services

“A nightmare and total faff”: The inconsistencies in our local contraception services

The Mancunion reveals the complications many patients have struggled with when attempting to get contraception from their GP in Fallowfield. Students spoke of the inconsistent and unhelpful contraceptive and sexual health services in Manchester.
A science story: My experience on the combined pill

A science story: My experience on the combined pill

In this new series, our writers share personal encounters and explain the science behind them. This week, we hear from one writer’s experience with the contraceptive pill.
UoM 6th-best for promoting good sexual health

UoM 6th-best for promoting good sexual health

UoM scored 63.75/100 in the sexual health survey, but 91% of students felt “more could be done to promote good sexual health”
Male contraception: where are we now?

Male contraception: where are we now?

Despite the high demand for more male contraception, the development of gels or pills for men has a long way to go before they hit the shelves.
False intimacy in social media adverts

False intimacy in social media adverts

Are social media influencers exploiting the authenticity of their platform for profit?

Mobile app officially approved as form of contraception

A new mobile app, called Natural Cycles, has been found to be just as effective as the contraceptive pill, without any of the side effects

Battle of the sexes: can men handle the contraceptive heat?

A recent study into male contraceptive injections was halted when men displayed side effects such as acne, weight gain, muscle pain and mood swings and it seems women are not happy about it

Alternatives to the contraceptive pill

Following the headlines about the possible side effects of the contraceptive pill, Shannon Winterbone considers other alternatives available to young women

The pill and depression: what we know

A new study has found a significant link between the pill and depression, with the likelihood of developing mental health issues rising to 80 per cent in girls aged 15 to 19 for some forms of contraception

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