birth control

 I’ve always had a healthy sex drive, but once my IUD was implanted, sex was the furthest thing from my mind.

Hormonal Birth Control Tanked My Sex Drive

My libido pulled a disappearing act. I’ve always had a healthy sex drive, but once my IUD was implanted, sex was the furthest thing from my mind.

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 How do we not have access to affordable contraceptives by now?

How Far We Haven’t Come With Access To Affordable Contraceptives

One day my female boss said, “Our insurance doesn’t cover birth control, but it covers Viagra.” How do we not have access to affordable contraceptives?

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Maybe his face is birth control?

What Trump Has In Mind For Birth Control And Your Health


If you're considering an IUD, now is the time to get it.

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A Study Has Finally Proven What Women Have Said For Years: Birth Control Pills Mess With Your Health

We’ve been telling researchers, doctors, and anyone who will listen that we’re not satisfied with the birth control pill because of its side effects for years, but maybe this latest study from Sweden will make them actually listen.

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For many, access to abortion is what makes higher education possible.

Having The Abortion Pill On College Campuses Isn't Just Necessary — It's A Total Game Changer

The abortion pill — a combination of dosages of misoprostol and mifepristone, which inhibit the hormones necessary for pregnancy — was approved by the Food and Drug Administration 16 years ago, but requirements to access the pill vary widely across states.

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This is the time to fight, to hold the line, to preserve our humanity and protect our bodies — all of our bodies. (Image: Flickr/ mumography)

Having A Body In Donald’s America 

It’s a dangerous and challenging time for many of us to have a body in the United States. There are things we can do to not only love our bodies but give them our support during the era of the bigoted, fat shaming, twitter tantrum throwing man-baby who is, for now, our president.

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To make it work with methods that aren’t as conventional or effective (which most nonhormonal methods are not), you have to make a game plan and stick to it.

Navigating Contraception When You Have Mental Illness

I began to see my mental health go completely downhill. This led me to seek out a psychiatrist, who raised an interesting concern: she thought my birth control was messing with my depression. It’s not like I hadn’t been aware of the link between hormonal contraception and depression before, but it never occurred to me that these two personal realities could be connected.

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"I eventually wrap it around my index finger, count to three, and pull."

My IUD Made Me Crazy, So I Pulled It Out Myself

At this point, the only thing this stupid IUDemon has going for it is the amenorrhea — which is NOT enough.

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