“A man who assisted in autopsies in a big urban hospital, starting in the mid-1950s, describes the many deaths from botched abortions that he saw. “The deaths stopped overnight in 1973.” He never saw another in the 18 years before he retired. “That,” he says, “ought to tell people something about keeping abortion legal.”—“The Way It Was” — Mother Jones Magazine — Abortion before Roe v. Wade. (via extraterrestris)
In the original self care kit post, we gave some general ideas of what to include in your kit. The rest of the SCK series will focus more in depth on what to include, and why to include it.
For part one we’re going to focus on self-soothing, utilizing your five senses in order to help calm yourself and bring you down from whatever made you reach for your box.
Your five senses ground you in reality, in the here and now, and can help to focus your thoughts away from what-ifs and could-have-beens.
Include things in your kit that you can touch. Try to vary textures so that your mind doesn’t get bored. Some ideas are:
A silk cloth (or varying fabrics in general)
A textured bag or journal (scaly, faux alligator skin, furry, rough, soft, smooth)
Make yourself a playlist of soothing music or relaxing meditation guides, or even soothing sounds such as heartbeats, the ocean, rain, or static. Put it on your ipod and keep your ipod in your kit, or make a CD and keep a player in the kit. Whichever works best for you.
Throw in some things you can look at. Pictures that make you happy, a snow globe (If you want your kit to be portable, wrap your snowglobe or any other breakables in newspaper and slide them into their own little box), silk flowers, etc. Things that are nice to look at.
Add in things that you can eat/drink as well.
Include scents that you like.
Scented bubble bath
You can adjust your kit according to what appeals to your senses. These are just some suggestions.
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The patch delivers 60% more estrogen than the typical combination birth control pill. This makes it a good option for people who need a higher dose contraceptive.
The vaginal ring contains the lowest dose of estrogen available which makes it a good option for people who need a low dose contraceptive. Because it has less estrogen it has less reports of the most common side effects of combination birth control like nausea or spotting.
According to WHO guidelines, trained nurses, midwives, and public health workers can provide contraceptive methods like condoms, spermicides, the pill, the patch, the ring, and the contraceptive shot.
Also in order to get any form of birth control (besides the IUD) you should not need a pelvic exam.
You should not be required to wait for your period to start a method, you should not be refused the IUD if you have never had children or are still a teenager or have never had intercourse.
I really would like to see the statistics on how many providers needlessly regulate birth control and other family planning methods which can provide barriers for people to get access. I’d also like to see how many non-doctor providers are out there and the way they become providers without the resources some doctors and health clinics have.
Collection of information about binders - where to buy, where to find cheap or free binders, how to buy them if you don’t have a card or have trouble having them delivered, how not to bind, binding problems and solutions, how to swim and bind, and some other stuff. Basically, this is all information that is already out there, but I collected it into one post. Feel free to add or amend.
Use a condom if you have penis in vagina intercourse 24 hours before your appointment.
Schedule it so it’s NOT while you’re on your period.
Do not use a douche 24 hours prior to your appointment. (Do not use a douche at all! Douches are counteractive to vaginal health. You have very good bacteria maintaining a “habitat” of sorts and keeping you healthy! You don’t want to flush them out.)
Write down any concerns or questions to take along with you. Have the dates of your last period handy. (If in doubt or unknown then just estimate.)
Don’t feel concerned about “how to shave” or trim your pubic hair. Remember, this person is a medical professional and they’ve seen it all. You do what you usually do. Shower. At most check your labia for excess smegma. But other than that, don’t fret over the appearance of your vulva or vagina.
Before the Exam:
You will fill out a general medical chart. It will ask for your menarche as well as your contraceptive history. It’s okay if you’re not sure or if you have a “complicated” answer. Just fill it out as accurately as possible. The doctor will have this in hand when they meet you so you will be able to explain anything.
You may have your blood pressure and heart/lungs checked (your vitals.) If you feel you may be pregnant or are pregnant they will want a urine test.
You might be given a gown if your exam includes a breast examination. OR you will be given a paper sheet to cover yourself so you can undress from the waist down. (The doctor will give you a few minutes of privacy to do this. They usually knock before entering the room to alert you that they’re coming in.)
Sometimes a gyno will give you a breast exam. It’s pretty boring. They press around your breast and armpit area while looking very medical and thoughtful. It’s all pretty anticlimactic and silly feeling.
They will also talk about your chart/medical history and ask you a few questions about contraceptives, sexual history, reproductive history, and general health.
For the actual internal exam and pap smear you will be asked to lay back on the medical chair and put your feet into “stirrups” which are just plastic stirrups (just like on a saddle) to rest your heels in. Your lap is kept covered. Sometimes a lamp is used for the doctor to see better. They will inspect your vulva (the outside area) first.
Most doctors will verbally alert you to what they are doing before they do it. If you feel more comfy with them narrating everything happening then you should say so. They are there to serve you medically and most doctors want you feeling as comfortable as possible. (I, personally, always request that they talk about what they are going to do before and AS they do it.)
Latex gloves will be used as well as a gel for lubrication and comfort.
For the internal exam they will insert a finger into your vagina. They will generally sweep down your vulva from the vaginal opening before inserting their finger. Then they will insert their finger. They are checking your cervix. They will press down on your lower abdomen.
For the pap smear they will use a speculum. It is inserted into the vagina and opened up to give a view of the vaginal walls and cervix.
Then they will use a Q-Tip, small stick, or cervical brush (sometimes looks sorta like a soft, bushy mascara brush) to swab your vaginal walls and cervix and gather cells.
You will discuss any concerns and/or questions.
You will schedule your next exam. At the age of 18 21 you should have an exam yearly every two years
If you are sexually active (even with a single partner in a monogamous relationship) you should have a yearly exam.
Do not hesitate to bring up worries or concerns to your doctor.
Always ask every question you have, even if you feel silly. It’s VERY important you feel comfortable doing this with your medical provider.
Don’t feel shy about asking questions. This is what they are there for.
Remember that if you don’t feel okay with your gynecologist then you should switch to another. MANY General Providers (regular doctors) will do pap smears and yearly exams. Take advantage of this if your usual doctor is someone you feel comfy and happy with.
NEVER let a gyno patronize you or make you feel like your needs or questions are “stupid” or silly or out of line.
NEVER feel like asking a doctor to verbally communicate what is going to happen as it happens is ridiculous. This is YOUR body. Always say if something hurts or feels weird.
A pap smear will feel uncomfortable, probably. If you feel pain though, you should SAY SO. Never hesitate to tell your doctor that something hurts or is concerning.
Do not ever feel like you cannot ask a doctor or clinician to stop.
If you feel confused or unsure then ASK QUESTIONS. Remember: Embarrassing situations are okay. Patronizing behavior is not. You want your doctor and their office to be understanding, empathetic, and caring.
Planned Parenthood is a wonderful place to start for Well Woman visits and they have a beautiful video that outlines how you’ll be taken care of and treated there.
“NEVER feel like asking a doctor to verbally communicate what is going to happen as it happens is ridiculous. This is YOUR body. Always say if something hurts or feels weird.”
That goes for ALL DOCTOR’S VISITS, ALWAYS. If you’re in the ER; if you’re in Critical Care; if you’re at your annual physical; if you’re dealing with a gynecologist. NEVER let a doctor act like you don’t have a right to be treated like a human being.
(BTW followers, this is a VERY good guide about annuals. If you haven’t gone to a gynecologist for your first annual yet, you really should! Once you turn 18 you should go every year just to get checked up, even if you’re not sexually active. It can be nerve-wracking, so if you have any questions about choosing a gynecologist, feel free to talk to me!)
The age for yearly pap smears has been changed to 21, and now you only have to do it every 2 years. Now if you are sexually active or have issues with your genitals you can have a yearly check up but you don’t necessarily need a pap smear during your yearly check up.
"We’ve covered this before, but apparently it’s a gong that needs to be struck every few years: A state of implied consent exists in healthy, long-term sexual relationships. I can, for example, initiate sex with my boyfriend of 12 years in the middle of the night without shaking him until he’s wide awake and then obtaining his verbal consent. "
Actually no, this type “implied” consent is a dangerous idea.
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A woman in Utah gave birth to twins. When one was stillborn, she was arrested and charged with criminal homicide based on the claim that her decision to delay cesarean surgery was the cause of the stillbirth.
After a hearing that lasted less than a day, a court issued an order requiring a critically-ill pregnant woman in Washington, D.C. to undergo cesarean surgery over her objections. Neither she nor her baby survived.
A judge in Ohio kept a woman imprisoned to prevent her from having an abortion.
A woman in Oregon who did not comply with a doctor’s recommendation to have additional testing for gestational diabetes was subjected to involuntary civil commitment. During her detention, the additional testing was never performed.
A Louisiana woman was charged with murder and spent approximately a year in jail before her counsel was able to show that what was deemed a murder of a fetus or newborn was actually a miscarriage that resulted from medication given to her by a health care provider.
In Texas, a pregnant woman who sometimes smoked marijuana to ease nausea and boost her appetite gave birth to healthy twins. She was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.
A doctor in Wisconsin had concerns about a woman’s plans to have her birth attended by a midwife. As a result, a civil court order of protective custody for the woman’s fetus was obtained. The order authorized the sheriff’s department to take the woman into custody, transport her to a hospital, and subject her to involuntary testing and medical treatment.
I heard that birth control is free under Obamacare but I’m still paying for my pills every month. Why isn’t my insurance giving it to me for free?
There are a couple of reasons why this may happen. Here’s the deal:
Obamacare = amazing because it recognizes that birth control is basic, preventive health care. It makes it so that new insurance plans have to cover birth control (along with a whole host of other preventive care) with no out-of-pocket costs to you.
At a minimum, plans have to cover the full range of contraceptive methods without a co-pay if they are prescribed and FDA-approved. This can include:
birth control pills
the shot (Depo)
female sterilization (plans are not required to cover vasectomies, but some might)
emergency contraception (aka the morning-after pill) if prescribed
spermicides if prescribed
sponges if prescribed
New plans must also cover your visit to the doctor to talk about your birth control options as well as services related to contraception – like follow-up visits, management of side effects, and IUD insertions and removals. This is with no out-of-pocket costs to you.
But, there are a few reasons why your insurance may not cover a specific type of birth control at no cost.
Your insurance plan is only required to cover one type of each birth control method (e.g., implant, IUD, sterilization, and hormonal birth control), but not necessarily all of the products in that category. For example, if you want use birth control pills, you might be able to get Ortho-Tri-Cyclen at no cost, but not Loestrin. Or they may cover a generic brand of birth control pills at no cost, but require a co-pay for the brand-name version.
Plans must cover a brand name drug or a specific generic version if there’s a medical reason you need to use it over the version your plan covers. You can ask your nurse or doctor what methods are best for you, and they’ll help you request a “waiver” from your insurance company — this will allow you to use the brand name product or specific generic without a co-pay. You also want to ask your insurance company to check what the process is.
Another reason your birth control might have a co-pay is if your insurance plan is “grandfathered.” In other words, it doesn’t have to comply with certain standards under the new law because the plan already existed when Obamacare was passed. So things like birth control, STD screenings, and cancer screenings might not be covered without a co-pay.
The good news is that more and more insurance plans will lose grandfathered status over time, usually when they make big changes to benefits, costs, and policies under the plan. If your plan loses its grandfathered status, your new plan must cover the range of birth control methods without a co-pay.
Insurance plans can vary a lot, so the best way to find out what’s covered or if your plan is grandfathered is to call your insurance company. If you’re not getting the answers you need or access to the benefits you should, you can call the National Women’s Law Center PILL4US hotline at 1-866-PILL4US for additional help.
Remember: whether you have insurance or not, you can always come to Planned Parenthood for the care you need, when you need it.
The following are key areas and examples of some ways gender impacts sexual and reproductive health:
Laws, Policies, Regulations, and Institutional Practices: Health policies sometimes discriminate against women and sexual/gender minorities by limiting their ability to freely access and choose appropriate sexual and reproductive health services and products. Policies to prevent and respond to GBV are frequently absent, limited, or ineffective.
Cultural Norms and Beliefs: Beliefs that men should be aggressive and have many sexual partners lead them to engage in behaviors that place them and their partners at risk of HIV and other SRH problems. Women’s lower status in society often means that their health care needs are not prioritized in the household or in the health system. The common practice of gender-based violence (GBV) puts women, girls, and sexual minorities at greater risk of SRH problems, including HIV and STIs.
Gender Roles, Reponsibilities and Time Used: Women generally have less power than men at all levels of society from the household to national and global leadership. Gender norms - such as limited mobility outside the home or greater childcare responsibilities - may limit women’s and girls’ ability to participate in the design and implementation of health programs in their communities.
Access to and control over assets and resources: Women generally have less access to education, formal employment, finances, and social capital, all of which limit their access to health information, services, and products.
Patterns of Power and Decision-making: Power cuts across and lays the groupdwork for all domains. Women’s and girls’ overall lower status in society limits their self-determination, or ability to make decisions about their own bodies and to exercise influence within their households, communities and states about health issues and practices. The practice of child marriage in some countries limits girls’ ability to decide when to marry and bear children, and is harmful to their health and to the health of their children.
This doesn’t take into account trans* or intersex people, who like cis women are discriminated against and less power in their health.
Hey ya’ll, the press release is out for our book’s release- it’s official.
Ten days from now we’ll start preorders, and we’re trying to get the word out as far as we can. So, do you know a writer? Are there any places you write online? Write a story about our book launch so we can fund the kickstarter and make this book a reality. Send us your article email@example.com- and we’ll send you tons of traffic and link love back. The other creators and I would be happy to comment, give you an interview, or answer any questions at the same address.
Full press release and media kit here. Thanks for reblogging!
This may be of interest to some, such as parents or educators. Learn more about the book and view sample pages here. The publishers are promising to make a free e-book copy available soon.
Withdrawal is a safe and reliable method to use, especially when you’re very young.
While withdrawal can certainly be a reliable method of birth control for some people, it is generally less effective for younger people than it is for older people.
Perfect use of withdrawal requires the person with the penis to have very good ejaculatory control and a very keen, learned awareness of what it feels like when they are near ejaculation: this is relatively uncommon in younger people.
A few weeks ago, an interesting conversation kicked up on Tumblr when several people started talking about how hard it is to find sex-repulsed perspectives in the asexual community. Because I am chronically late, I feel that now would be a great time to chime in on that.
Thing is, we’re right here. We’re just being really quiet about it.
In which I talk more about why we rarely hear from repulsed aces about repulsion/sex-aversion in asexual communities. Go check it out!
This is a great post and an excellent contribution to the discussion of sex-aversion or repulsion and asexuality.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO: We are the Masakhane Center and we are a youth-driven organization promoting happy, healthy outlooks on sex and sexuality within the Newark, NJ community. We aim to educate the Newark community, especially youth, on safer sex using interactive workshops, outreach and social media. Every year, we give away about 9,000 safer sex tools such as internal (female) condoms, external (male) condoms, lubrication and dental dams. We also teach our workshop participants how to use them, as well as ways to communicate with their partner(s) regarding safer sex tools. WHY NEWARK NEEDS SAFER SEX TOOLSAs of December 2010, almost 3,500 males and 2,400 females have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. In Essex County, 6,678 people were diagnosed with syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia in 2008 alone. Clearly, safer sex tools are much needed in the Newark community. These methods not only reduce unwanted pregnancies but also significantly reduce the amount of STIs and unnecessary medical bills in the Newark community. WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?The Masakhane Center is the only organization in Newark that gives out internal condoms and dental dams free of charge, as well as one of the few organizations to provide free external condoms. At this moment we need to buy more of all of these potentially life-saving safer sex tools, as we are running low. We cannot do this alone; we need your support! We will service at least 500 young people in the Newark community over the next year. We need to restock our safer sex chest with about 9,000 various safer sex tools to distribute in our workshops and though community outreach events. The total cost of this is $5,200. It is important that we keep our community safe and provide everyone with all the knowledge they need regarding safer sex. Any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated by our organization!Here is the breakdown of where all the money will go:F2 FEMALE CONDOMS: $1,640 FOR 2,000TRUSTEX MIXED SCENT DENTAL DAMS: $1,960 FOR 2,000TROJAN ENZ AND MAGNUM MALE CONDOMS: $883 FOR 3,000LIFESTYLES NON-LATEX POLYISOPHRENE CONDOMS: $331 FOR 1,008ID MILLENNIUM SILICONE LUBRICANT: $386 FOR 2,000We purchase these specific types of safer sex materials due to community feedback. In order to ensure people use the safer sex tools we provide, they need to be able to enjoy using them!Interested in donating? You can donate securely via Fundly or send checks and money orders to our mailing address (PO BOX 1494 Newark, NJ 07101). We are a certified 501(c)3, meaning all donations are tax deductible.In addition to (or in lieu of) sending monetary donations you can directly donate these tools by having them sent straight from the supplier to our mailing address: PO Box 1494 Newark, NJ. Due to safety reasons, we cannot accept supplies that have not been shipped directly from a retailer. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND GENEROUS DONATION!
If you support safer sex, please consider donating for #GivingTuesday! Your donation will assist in reducing the transmission of HIV and other STIs as well as preventing unplanned pregnancies.
“Requiring Michigan women to plan ahead for an unplanned pregnancy is not only illogical, it’s one of the most misogynistic proposals I have ever seen in the Michigan Legislature.”—
Michigan Democratic Leader, Gretchen Whitmer. The board of medicine just approved a Right to Life of Michigan petition banning abortion insurance coverage. If approved by the Republican majority legislature (and not allowed to go to the voters), it would require patients to purchase an additional rider to cover abortion, even in cases of rape and incest.
Nearly half of the pregnancies in the United States are unintended, and about 40% of those are terminated. The cost of a first trimester abortion ranges anywhere from $300 to $950. Nearly 60% of women who experience a delay in accessing safe, legal abortion have cited the time it took to raise the money and make arrangements. Those delays increase the cost of abortion, as well as the risk of complications.
“If your butthole likes having things in it, go forth and enjoy. If it doesn’t, then you should probably listen to your body and leave your anus to its main purpose of excreting waste. If you’re trying to placate a boyfriend who won’t stop nagging you about fucking you in the ass, then he himself is an asshole, and I’d suggest he go fuck himself.”—
Please sign this petition. Currently there is a bill in the Texas Senate, SB521, that effectively weakens/eliminates sex ed by: A) students will need to opt-in for sex education with a note from their parents two weeks prior to sex ed class B) no abortion providers or anyone associated with abortion providers can teach or be affiliated with learning materials for sex ed such as organizations like Planned Parenthood. This takes power out of the districts hands and makes it a state issue. For more information please click on the link. Please help spread this petition around!
Quality FP services are essential for the HIV-positive client who wants to prevent, delay, space, or limit pregnancies, whether or not she is taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). Also, some oeople living with HIV want to have children (or more children) and so fertility intentions are key.
Most contraceptive methods are appropriate for the HIV-positive people:
Depo-Provera: For the people on antiretrovirals (ARVs), neviripine can speed up metabolism of progestin. Because a dose of Depo-Provera is high enough to give a very wide margin of effectiveness, a person is protected for a full three months despite the increased metabolism. However, they should strive to receive injections on time.
Oral contraceptives (combined oral contraceptives [COCs] or progestin-only pills [POPs]): The chief concern about oral contraceptives (OCs) for people taking neviripine, a common ARV, is that neviripine speeds up liver metabolism of contraceptive hormones and could lower levels of estrogen, reducing their effectiveness. Many providers would not consider OCs to be the best method for women taking neviripine. If OCs are the choice of the client, however, emphasize that pills must be taken EVERY day. Providing a higher dose of estrogen (30-35 or 50 mcg) or using condoms consistently along with OCs are also effective options.
Other hormonal methods: (Norplant, other injectables, patches) are also considered to be World Health Organization (WHO) category 1 (category 1 means it’s totally safe, category 4 would be not safe, category 3 would be if there are no other good options available and use only with caution, category 2 would be exercise some caution although it should be safe)
IUDs: Most HIV-positive people are eligible for IUDs. They are appropriate for the asymptomatic woman as well as for the person on ARVs who is “clinically well.” Also, a person who is already using an IUD can continue even if they develops significant clinical disease. IUDs are not recommended for people at “very high individual” risk of gonorrhea or chlamydia.
Sterilization, barrier, and fertility awareness methods are all appropriate for the HIV-positive client.
For the HIV-infected people who do not have AIDS, all methods are category 1
For the person who has AIDS but is well on ARV therapy, all methods are category 1, except the IUD, which is category 2 (generally use).
For the person who has AIDS and is NOT well, all methods are category 1, except the IUD, for which insertion is category 3.
If y’all haven’t noticed I’m taking some more online classes on sex education stuff. My latest test tells me that progestin only pills make more effective emergency contraception than combination pills. That’s weird cause the only information I’ve found on how to use birth control as EC is from combination pills. I’m going to find more information for ya’ll.
I love hearing about new forms of contraception and pregnancy prevention.
I’ve posted about the new condoms for the vagina, penis and anus. There’s also research by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation on new condoms, the contraceptive shot and more methods being developed for people Designated the Male Sex at Birth. There’s also a new vaginal ring effective for a year currently in development. Work is also being made to make injection-based methods of birth control like Depo Provera available for home use injections. There’s the new smaller IUD Skyla that is currently on the market. Implanon has been replaced by Nexplanon in the U.S. what birth control updates are you hopeful for?
I for one would like some more options for larger people, especially emergency contraception.
According to the World Health Organization, 54% of people who got an abortion in 2000 were using a method of birth control in the month they became pregnant.
It may be that they didn’t use the method the time that conceived, or that they were using the method incorrectly. They may think they may not be able to get pregnant and take unnecessary risks, run out of supplies, are having a problem with the method, do not expect to have sex, or be raped.
The most common reason for inconcentant use because of fears or concerns about common non-harmful side effects.
Here in Australia we have things called "healthcare cards" which you can get through applying at centrelink. This reduces the price of all PBS listed medication to $5 a box. My medication costs used to be around the $300 a month mark and now its only about $100 (as some of my medications are not PBS listed). If you have private health insurance as well depending on your level of cover you can claim medication as expenses and get part paid for you (even if they are not PBS listed).
Having your period start too young (before the age of 11) tends to increase your risk of breast cancer.
The age of sexual consent can be anywhere from 15-21 depending on where you live. However children can experiment with themselves and even each other (innocently, mind you) at any age. Also, our opinion is that the ages of consent are usually reasonably placed but do not always address everyone’s needs and situations. However, people older than the age of consent should (typically) not be with people below the age of consent. Consent is based on risk awareness, knowledge, and ability to comprehend and possibly deal with the consequences of sex, and so people who have these things should not seek out people who do not have these things.
Having children too young, that is during puberty, can increase your risk of pregnancy and childbirth complications including miscarriage, death, low birth weight or premature birth, and neonatal death.
You can’t get hormonal birth control before you begin menstrual cycles, and I think most doctors like to wait until you’re 14 or older.
You can’t be sterilized until you’re at least 18 and if you are DFAB most doctors won’t perform any sterilizing procedure until you either have 2-3 children and/or are older than 25-30.
Although research supports starting hormonal therapy before puberty, many doctors are uneducated about trans needs and won’t do it. Major surgery like mastectomies and genital construction surgery will not be performed until you are at least 18.
You can’t get a tattoo or piercings in most areas until you are 18-21, except ear piercings, which is not a good thing (because they are most often not performed by professionals and the ones receiving them do not usually consent).
There’s a lot of things that you can be too young for.
“Female job applicants with children are 44 percent less likely to be hired for a job than are childless women with similar qualifications. Fathers, by contrast, are 19 percent MORE likely to be hired than are comparably qualified men without children.”—
"Getting a Job: Is there a Motherhood Penalty?" American Journal of Sociology, 2007 (via checkprivilege)
Hey everyone! I just got an email from undercovercondoms.com telling me that on December 1st, in recognition of World AIDS Day, they’re giving out a coupon code for 10% off an order of condoms through their site. The code is STOPAIDS, and it’s valid through all of this…