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World Contraception Day: Emergency Contraception in the Caribbean

Reviewing the compelling needs for access to emergency contraception (EC) in the Caribbean, this post also dispells many myths about EC held throughout the region.

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World Contraception Day: Overcoming Obstacles By Empowering Youth

A young medical student, in Nigeria, writes about the necessity of youth-friendly health services for access to contraception.

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World Contraception Day: My Contraception?

Should we pretend that young people are not having sex and flood their minds about the ills of contraception?

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World Contraception Day: Preventing New HIV Infections Through Condom Use

Studies have proven that contraception reduces the risk of unintended pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

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World Contraception Day: Myths, Rumors, and Rubbish

Take the pill, and you’ll gain weight, grow a beard, become infertile, and smell funny. HIV and STI cells are so small, so the story goes, that they can slip through the walls of a condom.

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