Escape to Sweden

Sex on Tuesday

My first day on birth control marked the first day of my yearlong celibacy. I didn’t seek out abstinence, or desire it. But my body had other plans.
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Birth control in the digital age

  We have sent robots to Mars, yet many people in the United States still lack the resources to plan their families. Benefits of family planning are far-reaching, including reducing pregnancy complications and infant mortality, advancing educational attainment and slowing population growth. Efforts to increase birth control accessibility have resulted
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Students react to prescription-free birth control

A law regarding the accessibility of birth control pills went into effect April 8. Rather than having to go to a doctor, passing an examination and obtaining a prescription, state law now states that women can now go straight to a pharmacy and obtain birth control pills after filling out
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2017 cannot come fast enough

Sex on Tuesday

Amidst all of this freedom — all of this talk surrounding the reclamation of female bodies and the reconfiguration of lives separate from biological need — comes a dangerous rhetoric about responsibility and accountability when it comes to unwanted pregnancy.
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Dissolving false stigmas around PMS

Safe, Sane and Consensual

I’m sitting on the toilet — just using the bathroom, for crying out loud — when, all of a sudden, I’m actually crying out loud. It’s that time of the month again. Last month’s column explored how real and severe of an impact PMS can have on people’s lives. Many
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