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There's a lot to like about the pill – it stops unwanted pregnancies, it allows you to skip your period and in many cases, you won't notice any difference to your body or brain.

Dollarphotoclub_82287165.jpg?resize=1140%2C641&ssl=1Family Planning NSW says the current situation is locking out lower-income women from accessing the right medication Dr Deborah Bateson.

The PillIt has been 55 years since the pill hit the Australian market and it remains the most popular method of contraception, despite a host of other longer-acting options becoming available in that time.

gnav_logo.gifIt's expensive, it takes heaps of time and it hurts. Why do we put so much effort into maintaining body hair? And what can happen when you decide not to anymore?

We use contraception for a bunch of different reasons: to ward off STIs, to stop unplanned pregnancies, to regulate hormonal issues, and as a general precaution when having sex with a new partner. There are heaps of different methods out there, and each of them has different advantages and side effects to think about.

A significant lack of contraceptive information resources in the Aboriginal community in the Hunter region led to a four-year project. Hey Sister! Hey Brother! is a new information booklet tailored to address contraception awareness of Aboriginal women and men in the Hunter region.

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