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my next video is going to be on birth control and pregnancy prevention myths. I may end up making this multiple videos just because that’s a lot to cover with all the myths about hormonal birth control, skipping periods with birth control, the IUD, condoms, withdrawal, fertility awareness, and emergency contraception. Here are the myths I have so far on just birth control and not barrier methods or EC. Let’s start with this and then we’ll go on to other forms of pregnancy prevention:

  • Build up in a person’s body. People need a rest from BC
  • build up eggs, menopause later?
  • Make a person infertile
  • Cause multiple births or birth defects
  • you need to have periods
  • Change a person’s sexual behavior making them more promiscuous
  • Collect in the stomach. (In fact, the pill dissolves each day.)
  • Disrupt an existing pregnancy
  • If you’re breastfeeding you can’t use BC at all, or that you can’t use bc until periods start
  • every birth control method and brand reacts exactly the same to everyone
  • Cause Breast Cancer 
    • you have to have children before you can use an IUD
    • you need to wait for your period to start taking the pill
    • you need a pelvic exam and pregnancy test before you take bc
    • birth control causes weight gain
    • it doesn’t matter what brand you take, you can take your friend’s
    • progestin only forms should only be used if you have a bad reaction to estrogen
      • If you miss your depo shot you have to quit taking it. You can be up to 2 weeks early or 4 weeks late although it’s best if you stay within the 2 week range. (DEPO only)
      • birth control is not effective
      • if you stop bleeding you’re infertile

      IUDs cause PID

      IUDs are painful and no one likes it

      there are lots of health risks with taking birth control

      there’s no birth control options for people who don’t want hormones

      Any other myths on just birth control in general or on the pill, progestin only pills, IUD, Implant, the patch, the nuva ring, or the depo shot?



Using two methods of birth control, like the pill+condoms, is the BEST protection from pregnancy AND STDs. Better to be double safe than double sorry!

Bre, Masakhane Program Development Intern

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Human Reproduction; A Seafarer’s Guide
Another collaboration for Scarleteen between Heather Corinna of and I! She is the the textual sex-ed Garfunkel to my visual sex-ed Simon (her words, bless her). Anyway, plenty of information on how pregnancy happens and ways to avoid it (illustrated with a seafaring theme) in this article. Everyone should check it out!

Hehe, how cute! <3

I was being silly and got into an argument about whether religious companies should cover birth control in their insurance and got told that I “didn’t understand how abortion by birth control works” because I posted about how birth control was physically incapable of causing an abortion.

Just all the face palms.

Health care decisions belong to us, not our bosses


CVS: Guarantee In-Store Contraception Access


Can you imagine walking into a pharmacy to buy ibuprofen and, finding that it was kept behind the pharmacy counter, you ask the pharmacist if you can buy some and are told no. The pharmacist doesn’t believe in selling ibuprofen, and unfortunately the sales associate on shift doesn’t either. It’s against their religion. You’re out of luck.

It sounds funny, but if you go to a CVS pharmacy for emergency contraception, or to refill a monthly birth control prescription, their corporate policy allows employees to refuse to serve you in the store, even if there isn’t anyone else on duty who’s willing to do so. Is there another store to go to? If you’re in an urban center, have time on your hands, are very mobile and have access to transportation, sure. If you’re in a rural area or have difficulties getting around, you may be out of luck at one of the largest pharmacy chains in the country.

It’s become something of a fad these days for certain people to try and prove their righteousness in public by refusing to do their jobs so they can try to interfere in the health care decisions of strangers. CVS has a policy that allows this kind of shirking of professional responsibility by its employees. But if CVS wants to be seen as a health care provider, as they say they do, they need to prioritize the needs of their customers.

CVS, a company that takes in more prescription revenue than any other pharmacy in the United States, should ensure that there is always someone on duty at each of their stores who’s willing to meet customers’ needs for legal, preventative health care.

Sign the petition: CVS must guarantee in-store access to all forms of contraception.





Perception vs. Science

The IUD and implant are the most effective forms of contraception, yet most women thought it was abstinence and the pill. The latter are effective when used consistently, but they usually aren’t. In contrast, the IUD and implant leave little room for human error.

*not just women need birth control, not all women can use birth control

I find it odd that they had “abstinence” be part of the results, but didn’t list it in the science, when it is absolutely the most effective way to not get pregnant.Also, what FYSE said.

A couple of reblogs show that people have questions about abstinence and it’s effectiveness. Like bebbin stated, abstinence is super effective when used correctly but it’s really difficult to use correctly. Because of the large variances in how people use abstinence, I could definitely see how it’d be difficult to observe for a scientific study. Here’s the issues with abstinence:
It’s almost always used up to a certain point, meaning that people will be abstinent until some pre-decided event like  finding a partner you’re in love with, being a certain age, dating a person for so long, getting married, etc. You have to use abstinence 100% of the time if you aren’t ready to get pregnant or go on any other type of birth control. A lot of people end up not doing that.
Abstinence means different things to different people. This one is especially important when discussing STI transmission but it also can affect pregnancy as well. Some people feel like abstinence just means penis in vagina intercourse. They may even have a penis rubbed against a vagina and still consider it abstinence. Any time that pre-ejaculate or ejaculate may come in contact with a vulva there is a chance of pregnancy and that can happen even if you don’t have intercourse. Many people (due to lack of education) don’t know all the different ways you may get pregnant so they may feel like they’re being abstinent but are still being risky.
Abstinence needs adherence to consent. Unfortunately we can make all the plans in the world but something may happen. Abuse, rape, or pressured sex can happen and abstinence is not something that can battle against that.


Perception vs. Science

The IUD and implant are the most effective forms of contraception, yet most women thought it was abstinence and the pill. The latter are effective when used consistently, but they usually aren’t. In contrast, the IUD and implant leave little room for human error.

*not just women need birth control, not all women can use birth control

Microgestin and comparable Birth Control Brand Names

Microgestin is norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol 

other norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol brands of birth control pill include:






























If you see any of these with the word Lo infront of it it is a lower dose, any of these with Fe after it is a 28 day pill, where no Fe means it is a 21 day pill. If it ends in 1/20 it is 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol and 1 micrograms of Norethindrone. if it ends with 1.5/30 it is 30 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol and 1.5 micrograms of Norethindrone, 1/35 is 35 mcg of ethinyl estradiol and 1 mcg of Norethindrone. 

(source: http://www.rmhp.org/docs/default-source/provider/oral_contraceptive_reference_chart.pdf?sfvrsn=4)

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