Posts tagged "iud"

Black Colleges Are Helping To Boost Black Participation In The Sciences

Historically Black colleges are helping to increase participation in STEM fields. [The Atlantic] Gmail has been shut down completely in China. [The Guardian] Read the too-common story of an insurance company mix up that ended with the last-minute denial of gender reassignment surgery for one trans woman. [The Daily Beast] Black wome…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 29, 2014

Real Talk: On Birth Control & Protecting Against Pregnancy, Part 2

This week’s Real Talk focuses on birth control: what we use, why, and our thoughts on all the issues surrounding the way we keep our bodies pregnancy-free! The first half of our conversation about contraception ran yesterday. The participants are: Rose Fox is a book and magazine editor, event organizer, and activist. You…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / August 2, 2013

Real Talk: On Birth Control & Protecting Against Pregnancy, Part 1

This week’s Real Talk focuses on birth control: what we use, why, and our thoughts on all the issues surrounding the way we keep our bodies pregnancy-free! The second half of our conversation about contraception will run tomorrow. The participants are: Rose Fox is a book and magazine editor, event organizer, and activist. You ca…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 31, 2013

Pregnant Mexican Girl Is Older Than Previously Thought, Outfitted With Birth Control From Doctors

Recently it was reported that a nine-year-old girl had given birth in Mexico. Now her parents are claiming she is 12- or 13-years-old, which is still horrific, and that she was impregnated by her 44-year-old stepfather, not a 17-year-old neighbor as originally reported. But perhaps what's most offensive about this story is that…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2013

I Love My IUD, So Why Didn’t My Doctor?

The first time I went in to get my intrauterine device, or IUD, my doctor asked me if I was in a relationship. “Um, kind of?” I stammered. “I mean, no. But you know, I hear this is the way to go as far as, you know, protectiveness.” “Hrm,” she said, flipping her chart closed.
By: Kate Conway / October 5, 2012

Hitched: Why My Husband Is Getting A Vasectomy

I’ve been walking around with a sketch of a uterus and cervix in my reporter’s notebook for several weeks now, courtesy of my gynecologist. She drew it while explaining to me how an IUD works. I keep it around both because I like it as a conversation piece and because when you write about ladypart…
By: Andrea Grimes / September 26, 2012

Chinese Woman Seeks Asylum In The U.S. Over Forced Birth Control

It's worth a reminder sometimes that the term "reproductive rights" doesn't just mean the right not not reproduce, like with abortion. Reproductive rights can also mean the right to produce, like in the case of Mei Fun Wong, a Chinese woman seeking asylum in the U.S. because she fears she'll be persecuted for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2011

The Side Effects Of My First IUD

I went off birth control and got a ParaGard IUD. Now I’m horny, like, all the time. When I wake up next to my boyfriend, forget it—we’re barely getting to work on time. If he emails me during work, I need two minutes to regain my focus. After work … well, you get the…
By: Laura Kusnyer / January 12, 2010

Girl Talk: I Got An IUD

When I was 19, I fell in love. He was small but mighty, a cheap date in those days, easy to swallow at any kegger and, most importantly, eased my mind. His name was Ortho. We just broke up. My relationship with the birth control pill lasted eight years. I never got pregnant, and…
By: Laura Kusnyer / December 17, 2009

Quickies!: IUDs Don’t Cause Infertility Or Infections

Contrary to popular belief, an IUD doesn't cause infections or infertility. [Daily Bedpost] This voice-activated vibrator is pointless. [Daily Bedpost] A charged cell battery saved a woman's life. [College Candy] It is possible to be allergic to sex. [Tango] Yes, supermodels do age. Find out what these…
By: Annika Harris / August 5, 2008

Poll: How Do You Keep The Babies Away?

Every month, when my period arrives at 9am on the dot on (usually) the first Sunday of the month, I say a little silent thank you to the person who created Ortho-Tricycline Lo. Birth control, in all its many forms, is a wonderful thing. Which do you use?
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2008