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True Story: I Buy Birth Control Out of a Trunk

Shayla Pierce of xoJane reflects on the struggle to afford contraception and how health insurance matters for the American dream. All this happened because I had the audacity to want to go to grad school. To make that happen, I had to put my grown-up life on hold and live in the back room of my mom's house until I got my fancy pants master’s degree. Having a kid in that situation would be beyond inconvenient.
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A Contraceptive Culture

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (4 years ago)

Matt Steinglass agrees with Megan about adoption. But he takes her to task over birth control: It's true that birth control is reasonably widely available in American drug stores. But the rate of usage of birth control is much lower... Read Post

GOP Threatens Birth Control in Showdown

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root (11 months ago)

(The Root) -- Contraception coverage has been one of the most contentious issues in the debate over the Affordable Care Act. As reported by The Root, so-called Obamacare requires insurers to cover birth control as routine preventati... Read Post

I Learned to Cook for a Man; Am I a Sellout?

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root (2 years ago)

XOJane's Shayla Pierce reflects on a love-inspired change of heart about the kitchen. ... It wasn't just the men I dated. It was complete strangers, too. Men vying for my attention, somewhere between the standard questions of, "What... Read Post


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