I’m Still Taking Birth Control After 20+ Years, But the Reason Has Changed

a pink sign being held up that says "Don't take away my birth control" in front of a building
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been terrified of getting pregnant.

I suppose it didn’t help that one of my formative experiences surrounding pregnancy involved a teen mom who looked miserable. She was the daughter of one of my mom’s friends. Had gotten pregnant in high school. And whenever my mother and I would stop by to visit her friend,  » Read more

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Mmmm… Delicious, Delicious Whore Pills

Stop worrying about how much sex young women are having. Seriously.

When we judge young women predominantly based on their sexual activity or inactivity as virtuous or loose, responsible or irresponsible, ethical or unethical, we shift focus away from the rest of the values and behaviors we should be teaching them: Self-determination, self-compassion,  » Read more

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