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

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the ring , birth control, how-to, news

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.

Say Thanks, Birth Control the best way we know how

As we approach the end of October each year, we become positively giddy. Not only is Halloween coming, but so is Thanks, Birth Control Day (November 18th this year—mark your calendar!). This year we’ve decided to celebrate BOTH AT THE SAME TIME by sharing five birth control costume ideas. Tag us if you make one of these!

Because birth control isn't one-size-fits-all

I spoke to four plus-size women—Chaya, Sarah, Liz, and Monica—and asked them to be as honest as possible about their experiences with birth control, including what has worked for them and what hasn’t. They talked about the stuff that surrounds the birth control convo that we almost never hear about. Here’s what they had to say:

Including 10 legitimate non-hormonal BC methods

Good news and bad news, folks. The bad news is that the following 10 groceries are NOT birth control:

  1. Papaya
  2. Neem
  3. Asafoetida
  4. Figs
  5. Ginger
  6. Smartweed
  7. Wild…
In some states, yes!

There are an increasing number of ways to access birth control. In addition to telemedicine apps that enable you to get birth control delivered straight to your door, some states now allow you to walk into a pharmacy without a prescription and get [the pill]( https://www.bedsider.org/methods/the_pill, the patch, the shot, or the ring.

It’s called pharmacist-prescribed birth control, and if it’s available where you live, it may make getting birth control easier for you.