Here’s how I usually start a conversation with a patient about birth control: None of the methods I have for you today are perfect. We don’t have perfect, though I wish we did. We have pretty good; we have good enough; we have not-great. Show More Summary
Categories: Quickies Arizona’s adorable monsters – “Perhaps because of their name, their garish warning colors, or their infamously venomous bite, these lizards are often persecuted, even though it is against state law... (Read more...
Our intestine hosts a complex ecosystem of bacteria; we call it the gut microbiota, which includes at least 1000 difference species. We get most of our gut microbes soon after birth, although there is evidence of colonization even during prenatal life. Now new research on gut bacteria may change the way we look at anxiety, depression, and behavioral disorders, say scientists.
Ob/gyns offer must-know intel about how you might be screwing with your pregnancy protection (like not actually taking it when you should).
When we consider “life-changing” advances we tend to think of things like electricity or automobiles. Birth control never makes the list. But the ability for women to take a pill and choose when or whether to get pregnant is revolutionary. The post The Legacy of Margaret Sanger: On Sabrina Jones’s ‘Our Lady of Birth Control’ appeared first on The Millions.
It's been a century since Margaret Sanger opened the nation's first birth control clinic on Amboy Street in Brooklyn.
HE WHO CONTROLS THE PAST… Rosenberg Lies Never Cease. Robert and Michael Meeropol (they took the surname of their adoptive parents), just 6 and 10 years old when their birth parents went to the electric chair, are now old men, and they have campaigned for decades to clear Julius and Ethel, the only people executed […]
The mainstream media are picking up on the negative side effects of artificial contraception.
Research from Denmark found an association between the use of hormonal birth control and an increased likelihood of depression. While the risk of depression among women using hormonal forms of birth control was clearly increased, the...Show More Summary
With a little high-tech help, the old-fashioned "rhythm" method stands to take on 21st-century birth control in a big way.
Our latest podcast guest is Vyckie Garrison, a former member of the "Quiverfull" community, a rapidly growing Christian fundamentalist movement that bans birth control and encourages large "Biblical families" (much like the Duggars of TLCs 19 Kids and Counting fame). She also runs the No Longer Quivering blog on Patheos.
On October 16, 1916, Margaret Sanger, along with two other women, opened the nation’s first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York. They were promptly arrested, but that clinic evolved into what eventually became Planned Parenthood, one of the most important health resources for women across the country. Read more...
A century after Margaret Sanger was jailed for opening the first US birth control clinic, many women around the world are still deprived of the right to decide whether and when to have children My grandmother served a month in jail 100 years ago. Show More Summary
We've come a long way since the days of jailing people for dispensing birth control.
Post by Caroline Olney. Planned Parenthood is not only the go-to health care provider for millions of women in the US and a trusted and much-loved distributor of birth control and abortions, but by measure of their work, their clientele,...Show More Summary
On October 16, Planned Parenthood turns 100. What began as this country’s first birth control clinic in Brownsville, Brooklyn, is now a cornerstone of the American health care system. Planned Parenthood has 650 clinics across all 50 states. Show More Summary
The law requires the state’s licensed pregnancy-related centers to display a brief statement with a number to call for access to free and low-cost birth control and abortion care. The post Fake Clinics Losing Battle Over California Regulations appeared first on Rewire.
By Katie M. Palmer for WIRED. It’s happened at the last two parties I’ve gone to in the Bay Area: At a certain point in the evening, a group of women ends up sitting together, forming a slightly closed-off circle. Maybe a single dude is hanging around, standing at the periphery. Show More Summary
Post by Jenny Erikson. This lady is unreal! Mackenzie (Douthit) McKee showed off her abs after baby number three, and to say we're jealous of that washboard is an understatement. The Teen Mom 3 star gave birth to baby Broncs less than two months ago, but it looks like she's already back to her strict diet and gym routine. Show More Summary
A provocative new study from Denmark supports a link between hormonal contraceptive methods (like birth control pills) and depression. The association seems to be strongest for adolescent girls. Huge studies like this are based on huge datasets. In this case, the study relies on the Danish medical system’s longstanding penchant for meticulous and integrated medical […]