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  • Featured

    A Storm of Chemistry

    Moon tea offers the women of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond The Wall some control* over their lives – a rarity in a series. This herbal tea is a birth control method, implied – or explicitly stated – to be an abortifacient. In George R.R. Martin’s The Storm of Swords, a recipe for moon tea is given by Lady Lysa as “…tansy and…

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  • Feminism

    The Contraception Tab

    This week I spoke with Beth Sundstrom and Andrea DeMaria, Co-Directors of the Women’s Health Research Team at the College of Charleston, about why the pill is still our go-to birth control choice when we have long acting reversible contraception methods like the IUD and the implant available for women. You can listen to the entire episode above, but researching…

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    Skepchick Sundaylies! The Dress, Dangers of Anti-Vaxxers, and High School Dating

    Sunday Funny: Embarrassing. (via Liz Climo) Teen Skepchick The Not So Beautiful Game, Step 11 and Last: In Which Our Narrator Dispenses Parting Cliches Elizabeth has finally finished the mostly-boring but sometimes unpleasant book, “The Game.” Mad Art Lab The Photo is Bad. The Dress is Blue. Your Brain is Lying. Ryan takes on THE dress. Breaking the Shackles Procreative:…

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    ICYMI: June 23 – June 29 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! Nice to see you! Here’s a big list of posts for you to read. Have fun! Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 54: Axis in Motion Mindy keeps on in her study of physics. The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming: The Shift of Control Self-help tripe internalizes external influences, which puts the blame for bad stuff exactly where it doesn’t…

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  • Feminism

    For Instant Pooh-Poohing, Just Add Sex

    A few months ago, I visited a doctor for reasons utterly and completely unrelated to my reproductive status and health, unless you view all nulliparous women as potential mothers: it was to renew a prescription. After he had asked me all of the relevant questions and I was approved, he decided to tack on a warning, one that I had…

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  • Science

    8 More Myths About Birth Control and STIs

    There are far more than seven, as I found.

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  • Feminism

    Top 7 Birth Control and Abortion Myths

    We all know that standard (a.k.a. latex and polyurethane) condoms don’t have little holes in them to let the AIDS swim right through (as a woman accompanying Brother Jed once solemnly told me), that the amount of birth control pills someone takes doesn’t correlate with the amount of sex they are having, and that you don’t get STIs from having…

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