Groundbreaking trial for male contraceptive gel
Will male birth control transform gender relations? For six decades, women have borne the responsibility of long-term contraception, but a hormonal gel for men is finally on the horizon.
Male pill hailed as new era for equality
Would a male pill make relationships more equal? More than 50 years after the female pill launched, a game-changing new contraceptive for men is finally on the horizon.
Morning-after pill made available to under-16s
New guidance will mean that EllaOne, a form of emergency contraception, is available to girls under 16 in pharmacies for the first time. Can young people be trusted to use it responsibly?
Rules relaxed on morning-after pill for teens
New NHS guidance will make emergency contraception more widely available to those under the age of 16. Will it reduce unwanted pregnancies, or simply make young people more reckless?
World Population Day on an overcrowded planet
Last year, the number of people in the world hit seven billion. Today, World Population Day is drawing attention to the growing numbers on our planet – but is overpopulation really a problem?
Mail-order contraception launched for Christmas
A British charity is delivering free emergency contraception by post for the holiday season. The aim is to stop unwanted pregnancies – but does it give a green light to sexual risk?
7 billion and counting: women hold key to population
Millions of women worldwide still lack access to contraception or education. As the planet's seven billionth baby is born, the links between poverty and population have never been so important.
The best and worst place to be a mother
A new report reveals huge differences in the experience of motherhood around the world. League tables show the winners and losers and just how poverty takes its toll.