Women and girls are being held responsible for national and global demographics by under- and over-population scaremongers alike.
A 7.30 story on long-acting contraceptives influenced women to cancel their implants -- an example of the media's influence on people's health decisions.
Students and staff at the University of Canberra are divided over the actions of a Catholic doctor at the university medical centre who refuses to prescribe contraception and suggested a gay student have a hormone test.
There's the Catholic Church that hogs the headlines, covers up sex-abuse claims and fights against condom-use. And then there's the Catholic Church full of nuns caring for HIV patients in forgotten villages across the globe, writes Jo Chandler.
Yes, The Pill -- 50 years old this week -- gave women the ability to control their fertility. But by encouraging sex without consequences it has destroyed the institution of marriage, writes "aging sex symbol" Raquel Welch.
Experts say Dubbya's policy of refusing African AIDS-prevention funding to groups promoting family planning services and counseling programs has seen birth-rates swell on the already over-populated continent.
A new found sexual liberalism is occurring behind closed doors and under the sheets of students in China. Unfortunately, sex education hasn't developed as quickly, resulting in a whopping 13 million registered abortions every year.
A new study says greater global access to contraception would reduce the world's population by half-a-billion over the next 40 years, saving the planet 34 gigatons of CO2. At roughly $7 for a box of rubbers, it's a cheap plan for saving the planet.
Why doesn't the natural fertility awareness method of contraception get more publicity? It's as effective as condoms, free of hormones, costs nothing and helps women understand their bodies, writes Nona Willis Aronowitz.
Sex education in Australia needs to move on from the basic explanations of sexual intercourse and contraception, into a nuanced discussion of sexual relations, sexual ethics and how to navigate relationships, writes Nina Funnell.