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Tag Archive | "Birth Control"

Dear Dr. Vanessa, What Are My Semi-Permanent Birth Control Options?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


photo via Flickr Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, I don’t want any more kids, but I really don’t want my tubes tied [...]

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Confession: The Top 10 Reasons I Love My IUD

Thursday, April 14, 2011


photo by Liz Henry (laptop included for scale) Our contributor Abby Spector, who is majoring in Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, confesses her love for her IUD: No hormones! But if you like hormones, they offer one with hormones. I don’t need to remember take a pill, change a patch, get another shot, or visit [...]

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Dear Dr. Kate: What’s Good Pre-Menopause Birth Control?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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photo by Jenny Lee Silver Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, My mom’s hormones started changing when she was 38, and she actually got [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: Oops! I Forgot to Use Condoms

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


photo by trec_lit Dear Em & Lo, I’ve been sleeping with this guy for about three weeks, and our semi-non-relationship began the night after he broke up with his girlfriend of 8 months. We used a condom the first couple times, but then we stopped. I’m on the Pill and while I’m not worried about [...]

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Dear Dr. Joe: Can You Reverse a Vasectomy?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


photo by galateadia Once a month, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, answers your questions on male sexual health. To ask him your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, I’ve heard that a vasectomy can be reversed. Is this true? And if so, what’s the success rate? – Snipped Dear Snipped, In a [...]

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Confession: Withdrawal Is Not an Option

Thursday, July 8, 2010


photo by David_and_Katarina A college-student contributor friend of ours, who wishes to remain anonymous, has a confession to make: “I thought you said you were going to pull out.” In the dark, I could still see his expression, startled yet a little defiant, as if the fact that he had just come inside me without [...]

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Wise Guys – Why Do Men Seem Less Concerned About STDs & Pregnancies

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


photo by Alaskan_Dude Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks,”It’s been my experience that it’s the woman who has to insist on the condom, and that if she were happy to forgo it, then he would automatically be too? What’s with that? Why don’t guys seem to be as [...]

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Best Condom Tagline Ever

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


We just saw this awesome condom TV commercial from Trojan the other day. We’re not necessarily endorsing the product, just the ad. First of all, the tagline “You can’t wait to get it on”? Genius. How has this not been used to promote condoms before? Second, you gotta love the taboo busting: yes, women buy [...]

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What Do Men Think of Women Who Have Their Own Condom Supply?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Just in Case condom carriers Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What do men think of a woman who has her own supply of condoms? What do they think of women who expect men alone to always buy the condoms?“ Gay Married Guy (Jon Ross): I think a [...]

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The 50th Anniversary of The Pill

Friday, May 7, 2010


photo by Jenny Lee Silver This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Pill, and there’s been some interesting coverage of it by the media. Margaret Marsh, one of the first researchers granted access to the personal letters of the Pill’s co-developer, John Rock, discusses his Catholicism, among other Pill tidbits. The Guardian points out [...]

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