Contraception
Dear Dr. Kate: Birth Control for Him?

photo by stevendepolo Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, My boyfriend and I have been together for six months now, and we are thinking […]

Confession: I’m Gonna Keep My (Hypothetical) Baby

photo by dizznbonn Our contributor Abby Spector, who is double-majoring in English and Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, has a confession to make: “If you got pregnant, you’d have an abortion — right?” Max asked during our customary post-coital cuddle a few months back. My mind began to spin. For the seventeen years I had […]

"TheyFit" Condoms — First Come, First Served

part of the measuring instructions for TheyFit condoms TheyFit Condoms were the first sized-to-fit condoms available a few years back. (Before ordering, you actually needed to use their Fit Kit™ to measure “the Johnson in question.”) It was a revolutionary idea, but then they mysteriously disappeared from the market. Now they’re back at Condomania for […]

Cruelty-Free, Lactose-Intolerant Condoms

Glyde Condoms Being a vegan is hard sometimes: going out to restaurants with friends makes you as high maintenance as Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally; stand-up comedy is usually not a career option; and finding a condom made without animal by-products like milk protein is damn near impossible. Thank goodness for Glyde Condoms, […]

Dear Dr. Kate: Does Long-Term Pill Usage Make It Hard to Get Pregnant Later?

photo by Gnarls_Monkey Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, Right now I am absolutely not interested in having children. But in time, all things […]

Do It Tonight! Try a Polyurethane Condom

When you consider the long history of condoms (they’ve been around since people started putting tortoiseshells on their jammies), one of the more recent developments is polyurethane: the material of the future, a Walt Disney wet dream, plastic. The benefits of polyurethane are myriad: Much, much thinner, odor-free and tasteless, transparent and thus respectful of […]

Dear Dr. Kate: Can You Tell Me All About the NuvaRing?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City who’ll be answering your medical questions here regularly. After her recent post on the NuvaRing, a lot of you asked for more information on this birth control device, so here goes: The NuvaRing is one of my favorite forms […]

Do It Tonight! Upgrade Your Condom

photo by trec_lit In this economy, terms like “upgrade” and “luxury” and “premium” are almost four-letter words. But if we’re talking about a product that usually costs under a dollar, we’re hoping you can afford to invest just a few more cents in it. (Come on, all the cool kids know that a recession is […]

Dr. Kate: Does the NuvaRing Deserve Its Bad Press?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City who’ll be answering your medical questions here regularly: Dr. Kate, I’m writing you because I’m a bit confused about NuvaRing. I would like to try it and I’m fitted to do so (no weight, age, smoking issues…) but I […]