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Access To Birth Control And STI Testing Is About To Get A Whole Lot Better In Texas

Colorado proved the success of offering free long-acting reversible birth control when it started a similar program in 2009. More »


Over the Pill? Facts About Nonhormonal Birth Control

Are you thinking about switching to an IUD after being on the pill? Wth the intrauterine device’s rise in popularity, you’re not the only one with questions about nonhormonal birth control options.

Hormonal options range from the ring to the patch to the pill, but what if you want to avoid the consequences,… More »


Gyno Diaries: The Quest For The Right Birth Control

Sorry for the delay, pussy power rangers! The column will begin being bi-monthly from this point forward, granted we here from you gals, or trans men, or guys with gal friends, who want to talk about your experiences, anonymous or not! Email Chloe@thefrisky.com and we will chat!
So this week’s story might seem a… More »


Colorado Asks: Are IUDs Contraception Or Abortion?

Colorado, you ARE high. More »


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… More »


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… More »


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,… More »


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 doctors… More »


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,… More »


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 ladyparts… More »


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 removing her… More »


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 idea. More »


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,… More »


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 beauties from the ’90s are up to now. More »


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? … More »