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Tag Archive | "Birth Control"

The 50th Anniversary of The Pill

Friday, May 7, 2010

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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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Dear Dr. Vanessa: What’s the Low Down on IUDs? Part 2

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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illus. of Paraguard IUD via Med.unc.edu Last week, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, answered one reader’s question about the IUD and it’s safety. It sparked some debate in the comments, so she’s back this week to address those issues: I think it [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: Can I Use the Withdrawal Method?

Friday, April 23, 2010

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Dear Em & Lo, I’m really new here to this website, being from the Philippines. It makes me happy to have found you because the topics here are very helpful to me. So, I’m seeking advice. I really love having sex with my boyfriend, I can’t stop myself from doing it, it makes me feel [...]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa: What’s the Low Down on IUDs? Part 1

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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illus. of Paraguard IUD via Med.unc.edu 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 heard IUDs can cause infertility.  Is that true? It’s a [...]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa – Can My Roomie’s Hormones Affect My Mood Swings?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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photo by ken ratcliff 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, In the summer my roommate and I moved in with two other friends [...]

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New York City Wants to Turn You On

Friday, March 12, 2010

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Good design used to be completely unheard of in the world of sex accessories — neither function nor form was particularly paid attention to, whether it was a vibrator or a pair of latex undies. Fortunately, in the last decade or so, both form and function have improved immeasurably, and we could not be happier. [...]

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Sex at the Winter Olympics

Monday, February 22, 2010

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Vancouver is continuing the tradition, started in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympics, of making free condoms available to athletes. They’re matching the amount of 100,000 that the Chinese provided at the last Summer Games. But since there are fewer athletes in the Winter Games than in the Summer, it works out to more condoms per [...]

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