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Happy World Contraception Day!

(via feministlikeme)

I've heard that female condoms aren't as good at keeping sperm in as male ones. Is this true?
hellyeahscarleteen hellyeahscarleteen Said:


Sorry I didn’t answer this on Global Female Condom Day. I’m a jerk.

The FC2 is made of nitrile, which is just as effective at keeping in sperm as latex, polyisoprene, polyurethane, or lambskin. Nitrile even has a higher puncture resistance than latex!

The reason they seem to lose effectiveness is because people don’t use them correctly. The FC2 has to be twisted post coitus but while it’s still inside the body to keep sperm from coming out of the open O-ring entrance. When used properly, the effectiveness of the FC2 is the same as a external, or male condom.


Equipment bags can be found in various small businesses throughout the East Harlem community, as well as at Harlem RBI.

A note on common condom names: Though condoms are usually called “male” and “female” condoms, it’s important to remember that people with penises do not always identify themselves as male, and people with vaginas do not always identify as female. “Female” condoms can also be worn by anyone, since they can be worn in vaginas and rectums.

If you’re looking for more neutral language, “internal” and “external” are good substitutions for “female” and “male.”

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An article by Pamela @ TheMidwifeIsIn

Having gone to law school, nothing gets my midwifery hackles raised like the commercials by law firms asking, “Have you tried such-and-such birth control and have gotten some terrible side effect from it?” As a huge fan of birth control, I get really…

apologies for the gendered language. This is important information.


Anyone who thinks you can just walk into a convenience store and get the affordable birth control you need clearly has no understanding about the reality of women’s lives — and no business making decisions about them.

Have you been hearing this line as much as we have? Share this.

5 fact checks you need to know about the Hobby Lobby decision and how it affects us.

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Timeline: 100 Years of Birth Control

Since Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger coined the term “birth control” in 1914, contraception has truly revolutionized women’s lives in the United States, and around the world. Brush up on your birth control history, and see just how far we’ve come in 100 years.


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