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“I’ve never felt so guilty in my life,” says Anmol. He’s been with his girlfriend for two years but lately he’s found himself fantasising about her best friend.
“I don’t want to mess up my relationship over something like this but I really don't know how to get her friend out of my mind,” says Anmol. “I’m turned on every time I’m around her.”
Amit and Sandhya, both 17, fell in love on their first day at college. They made love for the first time on Valentine’s Day.
It wasn’t something they planned, it just happened. “We didn’t know how to handle it,” says Amit candidly. As for birth control, they had nothing ready. A MyStory rerun to mark the launch of our partnership with DKT.
Making birth control sexy works better than using scare tactics, says family planning organisation DKT International.
Today Love Matters launches a partnership with DKT. So just what makes the company tick? Earlier this year we talked to DKT's executive vice president Chris Purdy. “Condoms don’t promote sex,” he told us. “It’s as if umbrellas promote rain.”
On World Contraception Day, Love Matters is pleased to launch our partnership with DKT.
We’ve paired up Auntyji with DKT, the company that provides affordable and safe options for family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention. They make a great couple. After all, they both think that being sensible about sex doesn’t stop it being hot! Read on to learn more about Auntyji’s new sponsor.
Contraception - a topic so varied that the city of Vienna dedicated an entire museum to it!
Talking about condoms may be unsexy in the heat of the moment, but if you don't want to risk unwanted pregnancy or get an STD, you need to think about it. Marking the launch of our partnership with family planning provider DKT, here's our Top Five Facts number five.
IUDs and implants are a safer bet than the pill for preventing unplanned pregnancies, a major US study found. And especially for younger women.
The problem with the pill and other kinds of short-term birth control is you’ve got to make sure you use them properly. Just one slip-up, and before you know it there’s a baby on the way.
Q: Can a man have unprotected sex with his wife?
Also, can he have unprotected anal sex with his wife without contracting any disease? Can a man get a disease like HIV if he gets menstrual blood on his penis by having during the woman’s period? And what’s the safe period to have unprotected sex with one’s wife in order to avoid pregnancy? Harjit, Kolkata
Many young people take risks with birth control because they hugely overestimate the chances that they're infertile, a survey in the US found.
Just six percent of young women can't get pregnant – yet nearly four times as many believe they’re infertile. “I’m only 16 and I’ve always had a gut feeling I’m infertile,” writes one girl in an online post.
Happy Dampatti, or Happy Couples, is a hit reality show all about birth control.
It’s keeping thousands of slum-dwellers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh glued to their TVs or radios, eager to hear their neighbours talk about their family planning decisions. The couples who use contraception in the most impressive ways win prizes like fridges – and gain role-model status in their community.
Christian women in Nigeria talk about birth control more than Muslim women do, a new study found.
Women are often nervous of bringing up family planning with their husbands, especially in the mainly Muslim north where polygamy is quite common. God is the provider and women have no right to stop giving birth, people say.
Eighty percent of women in India undergo sterilisation as a birth control method, the Earth Policy Institute revealed.
They usually opt for a tubectomy when they’re only in their mid-20s. People aren’t aware of alternative contraception methods, says public and community health professional Dr Payal Laad. And men just aren’t willing to get involved in family planning.
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