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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Going for the Gold

So many people have medalled in Misogyny this week! I’m not giving them medals, though. More like epic stink-face. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Health

Your Emergency Contraception Might Not Work. Here’s the Real Reason.

The European manufacturer of NorLevo, an emergency contraceptive pill that’s identical to many of the most popular morning-after pills sold in the US, announced that they’ll be changing their packaging to warn consumers that it may not work for some overweight and obese women. The FDA has announced that they’ll review the data and decide whether […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Getting Fed Up

I’ve had it up to here with all the anti-choice, anti-woman BS in the world. Who’s with me? Here’s your weekly roundup of all the awfulness you might have missed. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Perspectives

Come One, Come All: A Contraceptive Conundrum

Even before Little Juniper arrived, I was faced with questions about my contraceptive choices. Come to think of it, my GP asked me about my contraceptive choices when I went there to say those wonderful words, “I think I’m pregnant.”

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Perspectives

Five Minutes In The Pharmacy

So the other day, I had a crisis of faith. Not necessarily the easiest feat for a Humanist to pull off, but I did my best. I was sitting in the pharmacy waiting for the pharmacist to make up a couple of Mr. Juniper’s prescriptions, and wondering whether or not to get the morning after […]

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Politics

Teens Still Need a Prescription for Plan B

You may have heard by now that yesterday afternoon U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebilius overrode the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration to make Plan B One Step emergency contraceptive available over the counter without prescription to all women. Per Sebilius’ decision, those under the age of 17 will continue […]

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Science

The Science of Birth Control Part 2

Last week we learned the biology behind the menstrual cycle.  This week, we’re going to learn how that biological understanding was used to prevent pregnancy ““ using some of the same hormones.

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Bodies

Back Up Your Birth Control!

Happy “Back Up Your Birth Control” National Day of Action, Persephoneers! Today is dedicated to the wonder and glory that is Plan B and other forms of emergency contraception (EC).

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Bodies

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 […]