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It’s time to get up-close-and-personal with your senators.

The passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives has the potential to make it harder for many American women to get the birth control that’s right for them. Now is a great time to weigh in with the Senate about the AHCA.

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From an early age, most of us face a barrage of messages telling us what’s wrong with our bodies. We’re so over it.

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activism , culture, health

We learn about “problem areas” of the female body from friends, media, and the beauty industry. Sometimes we learn about a new “flaw” in a snappy ad selling its magic antidote. It’s a sweet business model for the beauty and fashion industries; create a new problem, then sell a product to fix it.

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Sweet! You can order the pill or EC online and help another woman get birth control at the same time.

Now there’s a pioneering project making prescription birth control accessible online. It’s called PRJKT RUBY, and it lets women (ages 18 and up) order the pill, mini-pill, and ella emergency contraception online without having to physically visit a health care provider.

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If someone ever makes you do something sexual that you don’t want to do, that’s sexual assault.

Consent (or, even better, enthusiastic consent!) needs to be present from each sexual partner for every sexual act, each and every time you have sex. Someone can communicate their consent verbally or non-verbally. It’s important to remember that the absence of “no” does not necessarily mean consent. If you’re unsure, just ask!