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Whether you call it stealthing, birth control sabotage, or reproductive coercion, taking a condom off during sex without permission is assault.

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if birth control fails , birth control, communication, condom, culture, health, news, safety

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.

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Here’s how to find someone you can trust to help you on an adoption journey.

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if birth control fails , adoption, parenting , pregnancy, how-to

As an expectant parent, you will never be asked to pay any money to an adoption provider. Adoptive parents, on the other hand, will pay fees—sometimes up to $50,000—for the chance to adopt a baby. It’s possible that some adoption providers may be more worried about making money than about supporting the people they’re working with, without agenda or pressure. This is why you’ll want to find the most ethical adoption professionals you can.

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It’s normal to experience a range of emotions after placing a child for adoption. Here’s how to navigate the feels.

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if birth control fails , adoption, health, parenting , pregnancy, how-to

Thinking about how you’ll feel after placing your child for adoption will help you make an informed decision. It will also prepare you for the most common emotions and help you recognize when to seek professional support.

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Things don’t always go as planned, and even the best birth control can fail. Keep calm and explore your options.

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if birth control fails , pregnancy, how-to, problem solving, abortion, parenting , adoption

So you’re pregnant… and you aren’t sure how to feel about that. Whatever you’re feeling and thinking right now, you are not alone. About half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are accidental. The good news is that you have options.