Posts tagged "pregnancy"

Study: Men Should Be Included In Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention

Men should be included in strategizing ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies, according to a new study by the Guttmacher Institute. Researchers looked at data from the 2006 to 2010 National Survey of Family Growth reported by men about unplanned births. Through analyzing the rate of happiness that each father felt when his child was born,…

By: Daley Quinn / June 27, 2013

Guy Talk: Enough With The Unprotected Sex Already!

I'm about one more "and then he came inside me" away from blowing my brains out. I'm a sex enthusiast, perhaps even a connoisseur on the matter. I peruse publications about sex, participate in deep conversations on the act, and occasionally even engage in the monstrous business. But for fuck's sake, if I have to…

By: Jeremy Glass / June 24, 2013

FDA Approves Morning-After Pill Plan B One-Step For Over The Counter Use

In an enormous victory for women and girls across the nation, the Food and Drug Administration finally approved the Plan B One-Step brand morning-after pill for over-the-counter use. Plan B One-Step is a one-pill version of emergency contraception and this approval covers women and girls of all ages. Like all EC, it is more effective…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2013

The Soapbox: Why Men Need Abortion As Much As Women Do

Liberal guys like me are often kind of squeamish when it comes to talking about abortion. I mean, we support it. We describe ourselves as pro-choice. We share the ridiculous things that asshole Republicans say on Facebook. (Did you hear the one about the masturbating fetus…?) If we’re straight, and we maybe decide to joi…

By: Dan Solomon / June 19, 2013

Not This Crap Again: Republican Trent Franks Says Pregnancy From Rape Is Rare

Wait, I thought the GOP attached nodes onto all white male Republicans' balls to deliver electric shocks as soon as their lips start to form the words "rape" and "pregnancy"? What happened? How did Rep. Trent Franks dodge that?! At a House Judiciary Committee hearing today, Rep. Franks of Arizona said his ban on abortio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2013

Massachusetts Considers Easing Parental Consent Rules On Abortion

The Massachusetts Legislature’s Public Health Committee is considering a new bill to ease parental consent rules for abortion. According to Planned Parenthood League Of Massachusetts, young women in Massachusetts under age 18 need to acquire written permission from a parent or guardian to obtain an abortion; if she's unable to discuss this sensitive subject with…

By: Mary Odell / June 7, 2013

After 9-Mile Run, Woman Gives Birth To Baby She Didn’t Know She Was Having

Trish Staine felt pretty crappy after running nine miles as part of her half-marathon training on Sunday. Thinking she was dealing with a pulled muscle or pinched nerve, she tried painkillers, baths, and laying down; nothing worked, and her husband finally called an ambulance the next day. Turns out Staine was in labor—odd, since she'd…

By: Newser / June 7, 2013

Roberto Cavalli On Kate Middleton: “A Princess Should Be Sexy”

"A princess should be sexy. She is young, she is beautiful – I would like to create something special for her, but nothing too bold. I would like to prove to the world that Roberto Cavalli can dress a princess. Maybe I would use a print, keeping it young, sophisticated and sexy. Just because you are quee…

By: Alyson Penn / June 6, 2013

Mirror, Mirror: How I Want My Daughter To Look

I was so sure I was having a boy. I’d even given my baby a boy name, and I talked to my belly and told him he was a great son. A strong, noble, excellent son. People said, “A mother knows…” and nodded along with me. Not this mother. Apparently, this mother doesn’t know shit.

By: Kate Fridkis / June 6, 2013

Does This Pregnant 70-Year-Old Make You Uncomfortable?

Because that seems to be the point. This isn't a real pregnant 70-year-old, though. She's a British TV host, Kate Garraway, who is 46 and warning young women through the First Response Early Result Pregnancy campaign to MAKE BABIES NOW. Like, right now. Garraway got involved in the campaign because she had her two children at age…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 31, 2013

Did You Need A Positive Pregnancy Test? Because This Woman’s Selling Them

A woman is selling genuinely positive pregnancy tests via Craiglist, I guess because she's pregnant and doesn't mind peeing on lots of sticks. In the Craiglist post she writes: Yes, you saw that right! I am selling positive pregnancy tests! Ever since I became pregnant, I have been asked numerous times for a positive test,…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 29, 2013

Republican Politician Shames Woman For Abortion, Said She Should Have Delivered Severely Disabled Baby

Yesterday, a woman named Christy Zink testifed before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcomittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice to discuss a bill proposed by Rep. Trent Franks to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Zink spoke about her difficult decision in 2009 to have an abortion at 22 weeks after she learned the fetus she…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2013

Mommie Dearest: Pregnancy Is Not A Beauty Contest

When I was pregnant, my clothing had one main requirement: comfort. I was mostly concerned with what would help support my growing belly on my slight frame, especially toward the end of my pregnancy when I developed symphysis pubic dysfunction (a fancy way of saying that my pelvic joint was unstable and caused me near…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 24, 2013

This Woman Is Trying To Give Birth To A Shark

"I love a good piece of dolphin meat on my plate, but every time I feel bad for eating an endangered animal," 32-year-old artist, Ai Hasegawa, told Vice. "We're soon going to be facing a global food shortage crisis. But I still want to give life, I don't want 30 years of painful menstruation to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 21, 2013

High School Bans Pregnant Teens From Showing Bellies In The Yearbook

A school district in Michigan has banned two pregnant teen girls from showing their bellies in the high school yearbook, claiming it goes against the school district's abstinence-only sex ed policy. “It’s our feeling … that (the photos) could very well be a contrary message to (the state policy),” White Could Public Schools Superintendent Barry Seabrook…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2013

James Deen Sounds Off On Farrah Abraham’s Pregnancy Test Publicity Stunt

James Deen is not amused that his sex tape co-star "Teen Mom"'s Farrah Abraham was photographed by paparazzi shopping for a pregnancy test. "To say you’re potentially pregnant is not something to joke about. When you knowingly involve another human being and a publicity stunt around that, a child is not something to be take…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2013

Girl Talk: My Stupid Freaking Biological Clock

Last summer, I had my  first panic attack, and it was induced by children. By the way, I don’t have any kids. During an office baby shower, a female colleague about 15 years my senior reminded me that I was next, since I was married, 27, and only had an estimated 12 percent of my…

By: Michelle Garcia / May 6, 2013

Mommie Dearest: Four Months Maternity Leave? We Wish!

Pop star Shakira gave birth to her son, Milan, back in January. Since then, she’s been hard at work promoting her new gig as a judge on the NBC show, "The Voice." As part of that promotion, Shakira spoke with US Weekly and weighed in with some thoughts on motherhood: On getting her pre-baby body back: "I…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 30, 2013

Worst Mother Of The Week: Mom Forces Her 14-Year-Old Daughter To Get Pregnant

In one of the most horrifically bizarre cases we've heard in a while, a woman in London, England, attempted to have her 14-year-old daughter impregnated so she could have another child. The woman, a single mother of three adopted children, wanted to adopt a fourth child, but the courts denied her request. In response, the…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 29, 2013

12 Reasons I’m Obsessed With “Call The Midwife”

If you have been in a one mile radius of me anytime in the past few weeks, you have probably heard me tell you all about how I love "Call The Midwife," mention I'm going home to watch "Call The Midwife," or suggest you watch "Call The Midwife." That is because — yup — I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2013
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