teenagers
birth control
Want to talk about why you don't use contraceptives? Great. But don't make it into a value judgement on those who do.
abortions
birth control
The EEOC says failing to provide contraceptive coverage in a prescription drug plan may constitute gender and pregnancy discrimination, thus potentially making it what some of us might call "illegal."
birth control
I find it incredibly empowering to have an intimate relationship with the ebbs and flows of my own cycle.
strokes
Young people represent an increasing percentage of stroke patients but are often misdiagnosed because we’re just not supposed to be old enough to have strokes.
hobby lobby
birth control
Birth control is still stigmatized in the US, and that's bound to make patients uncomfortable when asking for information.
birth control
I felt truly embarrassed having to leave in front of a group of people because of something that someone thinks is shameful and not right.
birth control
Am I just rocking the boat, or should is it finally time to say goodbye to my pill?
birth control
After dealing with unsavory side effects from other contraceptives, I started using fertility awareness. It can be super-effective -- but you have to learn it super-well. Here are some tips.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
I found this great chart that lists all of the local therapists that do take my insurance, and I opened it up and got overwhelmed. There are so many of them! How do I make my choice?
bedsider
Bedsider is possibly one of the coolest, nonjudgiest, most sex-positive ways for young women to explore their birth control options.
teens
She’s not the only young woman speaking out about birth control, body image, and a host of other issues that affect teens, and yet she’s constantly hearing the message that there are no young feminists, and no politically engaged youth.
iud
Within a few days I started really feeling like crap. Like sick in bed and exhausted by breathing kind of crap. I called the advice nurse several times. On each of these calls I made a point of telling the nurse that I had just gotten an IUD and asked if it could be related.
ihtm
I shivered on the table as she, this total stranger who was about to examine my vagina, condemned and disparaged my most private battle. I was already laid bare, literally, making me feel enormously vulnerable and awkward.
birth control
How does the Pill work? Once upon time, I figured that the hormones I was taking somehow sort of targeted and exploded my eggs, kind of like in Angry Birds. Not so!
birth control
IUDs are the most popular form of contraception worldwide and the least popular in the United States. I'm sensing some disconnect here.
birth control
Getting a glimpse under the hood of anti-choice attitudes about birth control explains why they’re so determined to ban it, and why it’s so important to protect access.
birth control
When it comes to the case my birth control lives in, I like to keep it classy. So I went all DIY on it.
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Aug 2, 2012 at 3:34pm | 28 comments

birth control
The comparison I made light-heartedly to friends was that the Ring was like a horcrux in Harry Potter. It took control of me, made me different, made me darker -- and the last thing I wanted to do was remove it.
birth control
“F*ck ovaries,” I was prepared to say, “and their stupid little eggs too. Let’s do this thing! Sterilisation now, ovulation never!”