contraception

  • 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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  • Feminism

    Guest Post: Twitter’s Contraception Problem

    Editor’s Note: Jenny Splitter, who also blogs on Skepchick’s parenting blog Grounded Parents, wrote this piece to raise awareness on why you never see contraceptives advertised on Twitter.  ****** If you’re active in the Twitterverse, you may have noticed those sponsored tweets that show up in your feed about Fage yogurt or Puma sneakers. What you won’t see is adult…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: Changing the World, Invisible Dragons, and Religious Freedom

    Teen Skepchick Amanda Marcotte Got It Wrong Olivia argues that it’s not OK to arrest an rape victim in order to compel them to testify. Changing the World, One Small, Doable Action at a Time Elisheba finds that her Peace Corps experience translates into making the world better at home. Why We Dress How We Do Grim argues that the…

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  • Featured

    Virginia Republican Makes Excellent Pro-Choice Argument

    The other week, Senator Steve Martin (R – Virginia) received a generic pro-choice Valentine’s Day greeting from the Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition. While being offended and taking action due to that offense is widely reviled among conservatives as a dirty liberal trait, the Senator decided to take to Facebook and express his disgust. I don’t expect to be in the room or…

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  • Feminism

    The IUD Option: Stigma, Falsehoods, and Shaming

    This post was written by Melanie Brewster and is cross-posted from Queereka. This confession may come as a shock to some: I have never been in love with menstruation. The dread of a surprise attack, cramps, the discomfort of cotton wads crammed where no wads of cotton should be. While still respecting those who savor their bloody womanhood, I grew…

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  • Skepticism

    AI: Sex. What do you know?

    Hey…. so I’m a little distracted today. Over at Mad Art Lab (and subsequently everywhere else on the internet) Ryan is wearing his Slave Leo costume, a male version of Slave Leia. It’s pretty amazing. So I thought we’d talk about sex. When I was in high school we had comprehensive sex ed. It was helpful and informative, but even as…

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: October 7 – October 13 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello, you beautiful Skepchick readers. Are you ready to catch up on what you missed last week on the Skepchick network? You should be, because you missed a lot. And it’s awesome.

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