Posts tagged "birth control pills"

Period Reducing Birth Control May Not Be Creepy, But It’s Definitely Uncomfortable

I don’t get lady times once a month. In fact, I don’t get it ever. Due to babymaker problems that you’d prefer not to think about (trust me), I’ve been on a constant stream of birth control for six months so as to avoid more surgery. In short, my reproductive system doesn’t function.

Lily Q / June 26, 2009

Debate This: Are Drugs That Get Rid Of Your Period Creepy?

With all the advances in technology and medical research, it’s about damned time someone discovered a way to minimize or eliminate that inconvenient monthly scourge we ladies call our period. Or so drugs like Seasonale and Lybrel, which advertise their ability to reduce or annihilate a monthly period (respectively) would have you believe. As anyone…

Lauren Gitlin / June 19, 2009

Quickies!: Susan Boyle Is Funny Too

Susan Boyle was kidding when she told “Britain’s Got Talent” judges that she’d never been kissed. [DListed]
Michael Lohan had to give his two cents about Lindsay’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres. He says he only cheated on her mother Dina when they were separated and that God is working to help Lindsay. [Perez Hilton]
Pla…

Annika Harris / April 23, 2009

Affordable Birth Control Pills To Hit College Campuses

It’s going to be raining birth control pills on college campuses now that the “Affordable Birth Control Act” has passed, which, as part of omnibus spending bill, will give college health clinics and community health centers affordable access to birth control pills. In 2007, due to federal cost-cutting, students were forced to pay up to…

Annika Harris / March 12, 2009

Yaz Birth Control Promised Too Much

The old Yaz commercial that overstates the drug’s benefits.
We’ll post the new ad ASAP!

Back in October, the Food and Drug Administration demanded that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals say goodbye to the claims made in previous Yaz birth control pill commercials. As it turns out, Yaz isn’t approved to cure pimple…

Annika Harris / March 2, 2009

Quickies!: The “Gossip Girl” Spin-Off Already Sucks

The “Gossip Girl” spin-off is supposedly going to surround the early romance between Rufus and Lily and will be very, very, very boring. [Just Jared]
Some women experience orgasms instead of contractions during childbirth. If this was a guarantee (and I was married), I would have had a child a long time ago. [Dear Sugar]…

Annika Harris / December 11, 2008

Poll: Should The Pill Be Available Without A Prescription?

The British are testing out a pilot in London that could make it so women age 16 and older wouldn’t need a prescription to get birth control pills. If the pilots are deemed successful, birth control would then be made available over-the-counter. Since what happens in the U.K. usually happens in the U.S. a few…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2008

Quickies!: Boobs Lost At Sea

Australian men’s magazine Ralph was shipping $200,000 of breast implants from Beijing to its headquarters in Sydney, but when the container arrived it was empty. [Your Tango]
According to studies, birth control pills have no effect on libido. Guess you should look elsewhere if your sex drive has taken a detour. [Daily Bedpost]
Taking o…

Annika Harris / December 3, 2008

Poll: Does The Pill Affect Your Sex Drive?

This Pill, which started the sexual revolution by preventing pregnancy, has also been accused of casting a curse on libido. A couple of the women interviewed for Time Out New York’s Sex Issue made it sound like the pill is damaging to their sexual desire and ruined their physical need to be ravaged. It’s ironic…

Simcha / October 3, 2008

Quickies!: Is Vanity Keeping You Poor?

Women pay a high price for all their primping and coiffing. [Shine]
Cesarean section rates in New York City have increased by 24 percent over the past six years. [Medical News Today]
A recent study found that married women in India whose husbands physically and sexually abuse them are about four times more likely to…

Annika Harris / August 15, 2008

Tuesday Quickies!

Are Madonna and New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez gettin’ it on? [Us Weekly]
Guys’ relationship dealbreakers. [Tango]
Women miss three times as many birth control pills as they think. Sign up for a free daily reminder from Memo To Me [Daily Bedpost]
Do certain circumstances/situations allow for wiggle room in the girl code,…

The Frisky / July 1, 2008

Confession: I Hate My Gynecologist

Do any of you ladies kind of hate your gynecologist? I sort of do. I called in a refill on my birth control a couple days ago to a local pharmacy. The audio recording told me I didn’t have any more refills left, but that they would call my doctor for approval. Now, the last…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 18, 2008
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