Looking for low-maintenance, super-effective birth control, but not okay with hormones? You’re in luck, because the ParaGard (a.k.a. copper) IUD happens to come with zero hormones and a ton of perks.
Whether you call it stealthing, birth control sabotage, or reproductive coercion, taking a condom off during sex without permission is assault.
While survivors and providers have been talking about
birth control sabotage for a while now, many people are hearing about stealthing for the first time. We want to be clear: stealthing is not a sex-trend. It’s a nonconsensual act that increases a partner’s risk of pregnancy and STIs.
If you’re already a parent and think it’s time to say “stop” or “pause” on the babymaking (but not necessarily on the lovemaking, thankyouverymuch), consider your birth control options.
As we fight to protect birth control access for those who all who need it, it’s important to continue to hold members of Congress accountable by calling our elected officials and attending town halls.
Sex and shame are closely linked in our society, but if you commit to making conscious decisions about your sex life—about the sexual acts you’re doing and why you’re doing them—then you’re owning your sex life in a major way.
A few of our favorite reasons why birth control is a very good idea.
Birth control between boyfriends is smart just in case things get spontaneous.
If you're worried about the side effects of birth control—or if you've had a bad experience—here are a few things you should know.
When it comes to birth control, you’ve got a lot of options.
If pregnancy isn’t in your future plans, here’s what you should know before talking to your doctor.
We spend a lot of time talking about how to use the many different forms of birth control to choose whether and when to get pregnant. But what if you never want to be pregnant again, or even pregnant ever? You might be thinking about having your “tubes tied.”
Sep 05 2017
Transgender, cisgender, or gender nonconforming? Birth control can help you stay on top of your reproductive health.
Like cisgender people, transgender and gender nonconforming people are sexually diverse and may be at risk for unplanned pregnancy. Regardless of where you lie on the spectrum, it’s a good idea to discuss your reproductive health needs with your provider.
Jul 26 2017
Getting the snip gets a bad rap—but if you’re done with kids or never want any, don’t let rumors stop you from learning more.
Vasectomy, a.k.a. male sterilization, is often thought of as the “other” form of sterilization. Female sterilization is much more common, even though vasectomy is just as effective, safer, and costs less. Let’s take a closer look at this misunderstood method.
Jun 21 2017
It’s tiny, it’s super effective, and we promise it’s not a tracking device. Get to know the birth control implant, a.k.a. Nexplanon.
The birth control implant is a little rod about the size of a matchstick. It goes just below the skin in your upper arm. For some people, it’s the best birth control that ever happened to them. But others may have heard scary stories about the implant—and many folks aren’t even sure what it is.
May 23 2017
The pill is still the most popular birth control method in the U.S.—and it’s still the subject of all kinds of crazy rumors.
Even if you have first-hand experience with the pill, it can be hard to separate the truth from the nonsense. Here are the top 5 misunderstandings, myths, and outright lies we’ve heard about the birth control pill.
Apr 20 2017
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