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It’s a new ring that only needs to be replaced once a year

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birth control , how-to, news, the ring

In case you didn’t hear the news, there’s a new type of hormonal birth control available. You’re probably aware of the ring—a flexible ring that you insert into your vagina that releases hormones. You leave it in for three weeks (21 days), then take it out and leave it out for a week (7 days). That’s usually when you get a period-like withdrawal bleed.

The "S" is for sad

Sometimes forces outside our control seem to be conspiring to make our genitalia shrivel up and fall off like little strips of dried mango. We’re living through just such a time right now, but there is, for the first time in so long, a light at the end of the tunnel. So what can you do to prepare for when your fun bits might be ready to rejoin the land of the living?

This has been a lot, y'all

It feels like every week we’re saying “phew, wow, this is a lot.” And this week deserves a “PHEW, WOW, THIS REALLY IS A WHOLE LOT.” However you’re feeling right now—anxious, excited, angry, sad, resigned, tired, scared, or anything else—is okay and normal and understandable. And we made you some coloring pages to help you as you process all of those big feelings.