Dispatches from Ladyblogland Love the Comments

The first week back and we’ve got articles on Internet trolling, BMI, The Hobbit, Harlem Renaissance Style, and so much more. 

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Ask the (Student) Nurse!

Angry-looking nurse with stethoscope
This is how I look right before I give a mean patient an injection. (Kidding, kidding!)

Dear Queenjulie,

I know that some medications can interfere with the effectiveness of the birth control pill, but, once and for all,  do you have a list of which ones? Read More Ask the (Student) Nurse!

Pharmaceutical Industry Gouges Women with Plan B’s Absurd Price

Two days ago I found myself in the sticky situation of having to run out to my local Walgreen’s and pick up Plan B. A few aspects of the popular morning after pill have been modified in the year-plus-change since I last bought it–firstly, it’s now Plan B “One Step,” so you only have to swallow one crazy-large pill, instead of two medium-sized ones at a twelve-hour interval. Secondly, and far less convenient, Walgreen’s now charges a whopping $50 for one dose of Plan B instead of $40. Read More Pharmaceutical Industry Gouges Women with Plan B’s Absurd Price

We Try It: Acne.org Regimen

Let’s talk about zits! No, really, everyone gets them and it’s nothing to be ashamed of (that’s right, I’m employing the gently, soothing voice of your mother). I’ve struggled off and on with acne since I was 15 (so for over seven years) and I’ve tried Retina, doxycycline (oral antibiotics), Proactiv, benzoyl peroxide, witch hazel, tea tree oil, vitamin E (which is better suited to dealing with post-acne red marks, á la Luci’s post), the Zeno (huuuuuge waste of money, guys), salicylic acid, Yaz birth control pills and loads of other over-the-counter washes and rinses and creams that I don’t even remember. Read More We Try It: Acne.org Regimen