Contraceptive jewellery offers alternative method of birth control

Contraceptives and other drugs could be administered through an earring, using a method invented by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The researchers have developed a small contraceptive patch that sticks to an earring back, as well as other jewellery such as rings, necklaces or wristwatches. With the drug absorbed through skin contact, the jewellery offers a discrete … Read more Contraceptive jewellery offers alternative method of birth control

Birth control: Male contraceptive injection ‘shows promise’

A hormone injection has been shown to be a safe and effective method of contraception – for men. US researchers say the jab was almost 96% effective in tests on around 270 men who were using it, with four pregnancies among their partners. However, a relatively high number developed side effects, including acne and mood … Read more Birth control: Male contraceptive injection ‘shows promise’

Blind after birth: ‘My lights went out and that was my last coloured memory’

“TWELVE months ago today, I had my nine-day-old baby boy asleep on my chest. We were on a hospital trolley bed, my mum on my left, my husband on my right. As the orderlies were wheeling us towards the theatre, I was crying and clutching my baby, wondering if I was ever going to see … Read more Blind after birth: ‘My lights went out and that was my last coloured memory’