How To Choose Birth Control That’s Right For You

5. Female sterilisation13Women can undergo a permanent procedure that removes or blocks their fallopian tubes. As it is a permanent procedure, it is onl...

Birth control pills: 5 myths you should stop believing

Take control of your reproductive lifeThere are many different types of birth control pills available in Malaysia, but each type comes with its own benefits and ef...

10 Reasons Why Malaysian Couples Need Family Planning

Family Planning Also Benefits Spouses 8. Family planning not only brings economic stability to women, but to the men in the relationship. It gives them more time ...

7 Benefits of the Pill Beyond Contraception

5. They help alleviate menopausal symptoms. Perimenopause happens when your body slows its production of oestrogen.11 Experiencing irregular menstrual ...

Hit or myth: The Pill provides full protection

Protection against pregnancy and protection against STDs are two very different things. The Pill only helps you with the former and while it does a good job, it by no means au...

When two isn’t better than one

That’s right folks: Two condoms don’t offer double the protection. In fact, one or both condoms could tear due to the friction between the extra layers, leaving you withou...

It’s not a contraceptive, period

If you think that having sex during your period is safe, think again! The timing for ovulation could prove to be unpredictable, even if you’ve got your cycle memorized by he...

The Pill and preventing pregnancy-related health risks

How does birth control help prevent pregnancy-related health risks in women? According to World Health Organization (WHO), a woman’s ability to choose if and when to become ...

Cramping your style, no more

Awfully painful period cramps are the reason why many girls go on birth control. If you suffer from regular aches and pains when on your period, chances are your body produces...

Natural family planning: The basics

Natural family planning is relying on your own fertility awareness, which is the knowledge of when you’re most likely to get pregnant in your menstruation cycle. From techno...

Sex problems and how to deal with them

Any physical problem arising from sex that persists for more than a few weeks is worth a visit to your health care provider. He or she can rule out medical or medication-relat...

Treating STDs

Generally, STDs are treated with antibiotics. If you’re prescribed antibiotics to treat an STD, it's important that you complete the course of your antibiotics, even if the ...

World Contraception Day

World Contraception Day (WCD) takes place on 26th of September every year. This annual worldwide campaign focuses on realising its vision – every pregnancy is wanted. Lau...

A tough pill to swallow

What happens when a man takes the Pill? Well, most oral contraceptives are made of the hormones oestrogen and progestin (or progesterone), found in the biological makeup of wo...

Now that’s a breakthrough

The placebo pill week was only built into the monthly pill pack because they thought that women would think the Pill was ‘unnatural’ if they stopped getting their ...

Hit or myth: There is only one emergency contraceptive ...

Fact: There are two of them. Besides the emergency contraceptive pill, also known as the morning after pill, there is the emergency IUD, or the emergency coil. Refer...

Burning rubber

One perk of the male condom is how relatively discreet it is to bring around with you, making safe sex that much more accessible. Just bear in mind that most condom manufactur...

Will contraceptive pills work if I take them after havi...

It can be frustrating when you realised that you have forgotten to take your contraceptive pills after having unprotected sex or when your contraceptive method has failed. Nor...

I'm regularly on contraceptive pills and I suspect that...

Taking birth control pills early during pregnancy doesn't seem to cause birth defects, but if you do conceive while on contraceptive, there can be an increased chance that the...

Hit or Myth: Birth control pills can be taken indefinit...

As long as you are healthy, birth control pills can be taken for as long as you need right until you hit menopause. This also applies to combination and progestin-only birth c...

Hit or myth: Oral contraceptive use causes breast cance...

Understandably, many women worry about the risk of breast cancer with oral contraceptive (OC). As such, research has been conducted and studies have been published, addressing...

Help! I want to take contraceptive pills but I’m afra...

One of the common misconceptions that most women have is birth control pills causing weight gain. Studies have shown that there are minimal effect and association between...

Size does matter

People come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s no surprise that condoms do, too. Size matters – the right fit ensures that comfort levels and efficacy rates are in top shap...

Hit or myth: STD won’t strike the same place twice

In a perfect world, that’s probably true. But here comes a reality check: It’s completely possible for have more than one STD at a time. What’s more, if you already have...

Stop the cycle

Did you know that birth control pills can allow women to forgo their periods by taking the active pills continuously and completely skipping the placebo pills?This wor...

Curing acne with the Pill

You have your diet figured out, your stress levels under control, and your skincare routine down pat… And then your period comes in like a wrecking ball and ruins everyth...

Hit or myth: Virgins are always STD-free

It seems logical for two virgins to not be able to contract an STD after sex. After all, you can’t create an STD from nothing right? That’s where you’re wrong: a per...

Hit or myth: Pool pregnancies

Think you can't get pregnant if you have sex in the water? Wrong. You get zero protection from pregnancy by having sex in a pool, bath, or shower as long as vaginal sex occurs...

Condom allergy?

Condom allergy can happen to anyone. If you’re experiencing discomfort in your genital area after the use of latex condoms, you might have a latex allergy. Seek medical atte...

Get yourself tested

Let’s get something straight: you can’t tell if someone has a sexually transmitted disease (STD) just by looking at them. Many STDs do not come with visible symptoms, so t...

Hit or myth: Sex is automatically safe between two HIV ...

Safe sex will always be important regardless of whether you are HIV-positive or not. The reason is simple: HIV is not the only STD people are vulnerable to, which means that H...

Why should I be concerned with family planning?

By definition, family planning is about deciding the desired number and age gaps of your children. One does so via the use of contraception such as abstinence, natural plan...

Of sex drives and the Pill

Most oral contraceptives combine synthetic oestrogen and progesterone hormones, so it is possible that they may cause changes to your libido. There are many other reasons for ...

Talk the talk

About to have a little fun? Great! But before you get down and dirty, establish your boundaries. Figure out what’s up for negotiations and what isn’t e.g. whether or not y...

Hit or myth: STDs and oral sex

Get this: it is completely possible to get STDs through oral sex. While the contraction of STDs mostly occurs via vaginal or anal sex, oral sex is not magically excluded as a ...

Can the Pill change women’s preference in men?

Here’s something interesting: Studies suggest that females prefer the scent of males whose histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes differ from their own, and birth control pi...

Hit or myth: The Pill and infertility

Being on the Pill does not make it harder for you to get pregnant later, should you wish to be. In fact, it’s possible to get pregnant as soon as you stop taking birth contr...

Condoms… Expire?!

Yup. Like everything else on the face of the earth, condoms too, have an expiry date. A regular latex condom can last up to six years, but don’t just take our word for it - ...