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Using contraceptives - common side effects

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Birth control methods help to avoid unwanted pregnancies. But they can mess with your body too. Before you choose a new method, consider these side effects wisely.

Top facts: female condoms

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Why should boys have all the fun or all the control! A new kind of birth control option is now available to women. Love Matters brings you the top facts on female condoms.

How popping ECP everytime messed up my gf’s body

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Samaira and Angad always had sex without condoms. They loved the ‘raw sensation of pleasure’. Swallowing the emergency contraceptive pills (ECP) or i-pill every time after sex became their thing until one-day Samaira felt a sharp pain in her belly. Angad shares her story with Love Matters India.

A plea on abortion, dear doctor

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To mark the Global Day for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion (28 September), Love Matters India bring to you some conversations around abortion between women and caregivers, which if altered, could really make a huge difference to women seeking safer abortion.

How to write (and not write) about abortion

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To mark the Global Day for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion (28 September), Love Matters brings to you a handy guide to words and phrases that should be avoided when reporting about abortion, along with alternatives for these words.

I wasn’t ready to be a father at 22

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‘We were friends with benefits and that’s all that we wanted. Suman’s unplanned pregnancy had scared Abhay a lot and he didn’t know whether to flee or fight. What would you do? -Kya Doge Saath?

I am not alone

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As India’s first online platform providing blush-free information on sex and relationships, Love Matters India seeks to push for safer abortions in India by targeting the stigma around it. To enable that, we have launched a campaign called #IAmNotAlone - kya doge mera saath?

Couples who use contraception have more sex

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Contraception is sexy! Couples who use birth control regularly don’t just have fewer babies – they also have more sex, say researchers.