Chanel Dubofsky

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Love & Sex

Would you like to better be able to predict the arrival of your seething, murderous cramps? Are you curious about the relationship between your birth control and your period? Are you so not interested in being pregnant (now or ever)? Are you averse to the pink and flowery nature of your current birth control app? READ MORE »


By now, you are probably aware of the horror show that is abortion access in the US right now, and how that horror show continues to become more horrible, especially for low-income patients and people of color.

Language is key in the conversation about abortion. Remember when anti-abortion folks really wanted to make… READ MORE »

If you follow Dr. Leah Torres on Twitter, you understand what I mean when I say she is one of the most tenacious and undaunted humans on the planet. (If you don’t follow her, you should begin immediately).

Torres, an OB/GYN and abortion provider in Salt Lake City, Utah, isREAD MORE »

Love & Sex

Lena Dunham’s memoir, Not that Kind of Girl was published at the end of September, and in the last two days, the internet has basically exploded around its contents. Dunham’s narration of her sexual behavior towards her younger sister, Grace, has resulted in many demanding that Planned Parenthood “#dropdunham” as its celebrity spokesperson. And then… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

I have an ongoing joke with two of my close friends, about a Tumblr we’re going to create called “I’m Disappointed in You.” It will include a variety of things people — most of whom we thought knew better — have done which lowered them in our esteem. Examples will include deliberately racist comments, fat… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

Last week, I was in a conversation on Facebook in which I admitted to not liking kids. (My comment: “Real talk: I don’t actually like babies, actually, or children.”) I thought about taking it down as soon as I posted it. An hour later, I was still thinking about taking it down. No one paid… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

There are two main versions of my name story. The first is the one I like telling, which is that I was named after my grandmother’s best friend, Charlotte. It doesn’t make any sense, I know. But it’s better — although I suspect less accurate — than the second version, which is that my mother was… READ MORE »