Reproductive health

World Contraception Day

The theme ‘It’s your life, it’s your responsibility,’ addresses the message to remove these barriers and allow them access to contraception.

Marie Stopes reported that adolescents all too often are told not to engage in sexual activities outside of marriage, hence are denied contraception.

However, Marie Stopes says this does not stop them from engaging in sex; instead increases the chances of unplanned pregnancies, with devastating impacts, not just with future dreams, but death when many make the choice of going through unsafe abortion.

What is a ‘normal’ sex life?

Let’s face it, human sexuality is complicated. There are probably as many different sexual peccadilloes as there are flavours of food – and like our culinary tastes, our preferences vary from country to country, individual to individual, and day to day.

'Exercise boosts men's sperm count'

Men who took up running and stuck with it had more "healthy swimmers", according to the research in the journal Reproduction.

The boost was only temporary, and began to wane within a month if the men stopped their treadmill training.

Experts say it is important to strike the right balance because too much exercise can harm sperm production.

Studies have shown that participation in competitive sports, like cycling, can lower sperm quality.


Sperm boosters

Keep your testicles cool - avoid tight underwear and hot baths