Unintended pregnancies are at a 30 year low in the United States. Experts say the welcome downtrend is mostly attributable to the burgeoning use of long-acting contraceptive methods, especially IUDs.
What does crocodile dung and weasel testicles and pig intestines and fizzy cola and moonshine mixed with ground beaver testicles have in common with each other? They were all used as contraceptives throughout history. Some were inserted into a woman's body, others were eaten and a few were just worn.
Contraceptives fail a lot more often than you may have realized. Those failure rate statistics that you see are actually a bit misleading — they are for failure rates in a given year. Over time, the risk of failure is compounded.
A startup has developed a contraceptive chip for women that can be turned on and off using a remote control device. The implant, which dispenses 30 micrograms of levonorgestrel each day, is designed to last for 16 years. Pre-clinical testing starts next year in the U.S., with the goal of having it on the market by…
It's the 21st century and men still don't have a birth control pill to call their own. But now, scientists from Britain and Australia have figured out a way to prevent sperm from escaping during the moment of ejaculation — and without affecting sexual function.
We use cotton to make our clothes and underwear — but should we start using a chemical made by cotton to control how we use what is in our underwear?
What if the male version of the birth control pill wasn't a pill at all? Scientists from the University of North Carolina say a non-oral form of male contraception is on the horizon. According to researchers, all it takes to be effective is a couple blasts of high frequency sound waves...delivered straight to the…
Sixteen years ago, after watching too many MC Hammer videos, Paul Lyons decided to patent the skeaziest thing he could think of (imagine taking that guy from Dual Action Cleanse infomercial's face and turning it into an equivalently sleezy product): A condom that plays music with every thrust.
I've always been kind of jealous at the array of attractive birth control cases exes have had to tote around their anti-baby pills. Condoms typically come in boxes and wrappers that are clumsy and ugly (exception). The XYXX condom case wants to change all that with a package you actually want to keep in your pockets.…
Designed to help fight the spread of AIDS by encouraging the correct and speedy application of condoms without tears or snags, this lifeguard-looking device, dubbed "Pronto," was named South Africa's "Most Beautiful Object" by Dutch designer Jurgen Bey.