stfuprolife:

News that Surprises No One:
Free birth control causes U.S. abortion rates to plummet
Free birth control could prevent 1,060,370 unplanned pregnancies and 873,250 abortions a year in the U.S., according to a study.

stfuprolife:

News that Surprises No One:

Free birth control causes U.S. abortion rates to plummet

Free birth control could prevent 1,060,370 unplanned pregnancies and 873,250 abortions a year in the U.S., according to a study.

(Source: mothernaturenetwork, via lesserjoke)

Substituting the Morning-After Pill with Birth Control Pills

plannedparenthood:


Someone asked us:

I was once told that if you can’t get the morning after pill that taking 5-7 days worth of the daily pill at once can be an acceptable substitute. Is that true?

Some brands of birth control pills can be used as emergency contraception, but not all of them. You can check out this chart to see what brands can be used and how to use them. (As a general rule, progestin-only birth control pills cannot be used as emergency contraception, only combination pills can.)

If you do use your birth control as emergency contraception, you should continue taking the rest of your pill pack as your normally would, but skip the placebo pills — your period week pills. Then continue on normally with the next pack. Your period might be irregular for the next month, but that’s totally normal.

- Nina at Planned Parenthood

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unknowablewoman:

No idea who she is, but I liked her sign. 

unknowablewoman:

No idea who she is, but I liked her sign. 

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Oh my god I think I actually found the most professional mansplainer alive.

stfuconfederates:

TW: RAPE + PROFESSIONAL MISOGYNY

When nerdydyke agrees with you, that should be your first sign… but here are some examples.

On Patriarchy (And Why I Don’t Believe In It)

A Short List Of Grievances (Or Male Oppression 101)

He also explains why the concept of privilege is ‘problematic’ (then attempts to debunk it), explains that lying to a man and telling him you’re on birth control when you’re not before having sex with him constitutes rape, insists a wage gap isn’t possible because Capitalism, and makes a solid case for how being pro-life isn’t inherently bigoted and oppressive.

Well played.

I found this person because they reblogged one of my posts from last night talking about how misogyny doesn’t exist because of all the male soldiers who’ve died in wars, regardless of the fact that men started those wars, started the military, and didn’t let women into their special club for a long, long time (oh and no civilian ever died in a war, that would be silly) so to sum up, I’ve had a very entertaining morning.

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criticalfeministcorgi:

submitted by magna-cum-nada
In response to an article published in a Puerto Rican newspaper, which described how clinical trials in Germany for an injectable hormonal contraceptive for men were stopped. Why? The side effects suffered by 1 in 10 men were too awful and consisted of depression, weight gain and acne… THOSE ARE EXACTLY THE SAME SIDE EFFECTS THAT WOMEN ON HORMONAL BIRTH CONTROL SUFFER. Damn the patriarchy. 
[Image description: head of a corgi on a pink and blue alternating background. Text above reads “no hormonal contraceptives for men”. Bottom text reads “Side effects are too awful: depression, weight gain, acne, wtf”. End description]

criticalfeministcorgi:

submitted by magna-cum-nada

In response to an article published in a Puerto Rican newspaper, which described how clinical trials in Germany for an injectable hormonal contraceptive for men were stopped. Why? The side effects suffered by 1 in 10 men were too awful and consisted of depression, weight gain and acne… THOSE ARE EXACTLY THE SAME SIDE EFFECTS THAT WOMEN ON HORMONAL BIRTH CONTROL SUFFER. Damn the patriarchy. 

[Image description: head of a corgi on a pink and blue alternating background. Text above reads “no hormonal contraceptives for men”. Bottom text reads “Side effects are too awful: depression, weight gain, acne, wtf”. End description]

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becauseiamawoman:

Back-Up Birth Control Emergency Contraception (by thepetecom)
Important. 

becauseiamawoman:

Back-Up Birth Control Emergency Contraception (by thepetecom)

Important. 

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ghouldilocks:

mohandasgandhi:

theweekmagazine:

The non-partisan Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on  Tuesday recommending that birth control be classified as preventive  medicine  under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The IOM says such a change would lower the rates of unintended pregnancy  and abortion, help women better space out their pregnancies, and spur a  number of beneficial health developments for women.
If the Department of Health and Human Services adopts this guideline, insurers would  have to cover 100 percent of the cost of contraceptives, with no  co-pay.

This needs to happen. Many women can barely afford their birth control because of how expensive it is. How on Earth are they then supposed to afford a baby?

I’m currently in a fight with a libertarian over this very subject.


C’moooooooooon IOM! 

ghouldilocks:

mohandasgandhi:

theweekmagazine:

The non-partisan Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on Tuesday recommending that birth control be classified as preventive medicine  under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The IOM says such a change would lower the rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion, help women better space out their pregnancies, and spur a number of beneficial health developments for women.

If the Department of Health and Human Services adopts this guideline, insurers would have to cover 100 percent of the cost of contraceptives, with no co-pay.

This needs to happen. Many women can barely afford their birth control because of how expensive it is. How on Earth are they then supposed to afford a baby?

I’m currently in a fight with a libertarian over this very subject.

C’moooooooooon IOM! 

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