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Going to the doctor shouldn’t make you feel powerless or violated

As a young person in search of health care, my goal was to find a provider where I felt understood. To me that meant someone who came from a similar background, was a woman of color, and would advocate for me and my health.

So, when I came across a Jamaican-American female gynecologist online, I thought I had found a provider that would be a great fit for me. She was a smart, middle-aged woman of color who reminded me of the strong women in my family. As I sat in the waiting room at my first appointment, I was surrounded by mothers and young women of color who shared similar experiences to mine. It felt right. At the time, I didn’t realize that there were other factors to think about when choosing a provider.

Through my experiences with this provider, I learned some key ways you can tell when you need a new provider.

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Happy Thanks, Birth Control week!

This week, we celebrated Thanks, Birth Control Day. Which means that we heard from thousands of you about why you love and are grateful for birth control. So we’re going to take a break from our regularly scheduled program of gushing about birth control to share other people’s gushing about birth control. Because frankly, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.