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You did everything right—you had your telehealth visit, you considered all your birth control options, and you ordered one for delivery to your door. There’s just one problem: your delivery is late. We know that when you don’t have the birth control you’re relying on, it can be incredibly stressful. So here are five things to keep in mind if your birth control delivery is delayed:

The Title X Family Planning Program urgently needs our help

Title X is the federal funding that health centers around the country depend on to offer you free or low-cost birth control and other family planning services. But the domestic gag rule put in place by the Trump administration and years of underfunding have made it harder for health centers supported by Title X to meet the demand for services. Now is the time to undo the bad regulations and fully fund Title X so that everyone—no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make—has the birth control they need.

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

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?