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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.

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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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In case you haven’t heard, the U.S. Supreme court has decided that employers can now decide if they want their insurance programs to cover birth control or not. The birth control that places like Hobby Lobby are wanting to not cover are the hormonal IUD which is also the most effective form of…

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Short answer—other than sterilization, NO birth control method leads to infertility!!! Not IUDs, not the pill, not the ring…

That also means that if you’re on birth control and you stop using your method, you should assume you’re at risk of pregnancy. It’s that simple. Some methods, like the shot, can have a delayed return to fertility for some women. Even so, you can’t trust you’ll be one of those women. And with most methods you return to full fertility right away. No ‘grace period’!

Our very own Dr. K in an interview for YourTango. Got a question that wasn’t covered in the interview? You can find Dr. K on Bedsider’s Twitter feed every Tuesday from 7 to 9pm (ET).  (via bedsider)

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