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…
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.
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…
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?