Posts tagged "the pill"

You Like “Ugly” Guys More When You’re On The Pill

Uh oh. A new study from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (sounds fancy), recently discovered that women who start or stop taking birth control while they’re in a…

College Candy | November 18, 2014 - 5:15 pm

The Two Reasons I Stopped Taking Birth Control

I stopped taking birth control in 2011. I find it not-ha-ha-funny that when I tell people this, the most common reaction I get is that it’s “dangerous” not taking birth…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 30, 2014 - 1:00 pm

A Pill You Only Take When You Know You’re Getting Laid?

While there are many positive side effects from taking a once-daily birth control pill — no more heavy periods, no more acne, less intense menstrual cramps — the main purpose, as the name…

Sarah Gray | March 6, 2013 - 9:40 am

OB-GYNs Recommend The Pill Be Available Over-The-Counter

Birth control pills should be available over the counter without a prescription, the American College Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended yesterday.

Jessica Wakeman | November 21, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Girl Talk: The Pill Ruined My Relationship

At 26 years old, I felt like a birth control virgin. How had I survived all those years without managing to know anything about the Pill? My reasons for going…

Vera Rose | November 1, 2012 - 12:00 pm

One-Night Stand Etiquette: Who Should Cover Birth Control?

The indie rom-com “The Pill” is about the day after a one-night stand that the man fears will result in a pregnancy; hilarity and the pursuit of emergency contraception ensue. | May 14, 2012 - 9:10 am

Study Finds That Access To Birth Control Increases Women’s Wages

The income gap between men and women in the United States has been narrowing over the past few decades and new research says we have the birth control pill to…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 28, 2012 - 10:20 am

I Am Never Trying To Skip My Period Again

I have been fascinated by the notion of going without a period since the 8th grade, when I heard about an older, incredibly beautiful girl at my school who didn’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 6, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Condoms As Popular As The Pill For Young Women

A new study has found that British women under the age of 50 choose condoms for birth control as often as they choose the Pill. This is the first time…

Wendy Atterberry | October 22, 2009 - 11:30 am

A Warning About Your Birth Control

Earlier this year, the FDA approved a generic low-dose birth control called Tri-Lo Sprintec. Afterward, many insurance companies — including mine — switched coverage from the name-brand Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo…

Wendy Atterberry | October 20, 2009 - 4:40 pm

Does Going On The Pill Curse A Potential Relationship?

I’ve been on birth control pills off and on since I was 21 years old. I started taking them in college, when I was sleeping with someone off and on.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 21, 2009 - 1:40 pm

Cosmo’s Orgasm That Killed!

Cosmopolitan’s bread and butter is teaching women how to sex things up, in a billion different ways, which is precisely why we were shocked to read this cover line on…

Simcha | February 18, 2009 - 9:30 pm

Quickies!: Salma Hayek Will End World Hunger, Christian Bale Was Just Having A Bad Day

Don’t expect to see Salma Hayek in any movies anytime soon unless she’s able to breastfeed because the actor is addicted. She recently breastfed a starving baby in Sierra Leone…

Annika Harris | February 6, 2009 - 9:00 pm

Dating Drama: No Glove, No Love? Not Always.

2006 was a year of unprotected sex for me. No, not every time, but I started off the year with a fling with a slightly older man I was besotted…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | November 24, 2008 - 3:30 pm

The Top Six Excuses For Getting Out Of Sex

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. Whether he’s a handsome stranger you don’t want to lead to the promise land or your boyfriend trying to gorge on…

Simcha | August 22, 2008 - 4:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: The Pill Online, Keira Knightley’s Mom, And Family Dinners And Drugs

A private company in the U.K. is going to offer the pill to women over the age of 18. Say a woman has taken the pill before, well, with this…

Catherine Strawn | June 23, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Women Top “Best Idea” Charts

The Campaign for Museums and the 24 Hour Museum recently held a survey to commemorate Museums and Galleries Month. They asked a variety of people about the greatest…

Simcha | May 22, 2008 - 6:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 5, 2008 - 3:45 pm