If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my ask site: http://fyseq.tumblr.com/ask, though check out http://fuckyeahsexeducation.tumblr.com/FAQ!
Conversation Topic of the Day:
Have you ever had any problems getting reproductive related medical treatment?
Have you ever been denied a certain form of birth control you wanted to try or have a doctor bad mouth a certain form of birth control?
Have you ever been denied testing like ultrasounds or laparoscopy?
Have you outright been denied birth control, or STI testing services?
Have you been denied anything in regards to abortion?
Have you been denied the HPV vaccine or other STI vaccination?
What kind of problems have you encountered? Was it a free clinic? Planned Parenthood? or a private practice?
Tell us your story!
Based on the results from the survey I did asking y’all what forms of contraception and birth control you wanted to learn more about and what forms you feel like you know the most about, here’s the order that I’m going to be doing posts:
At some point while doing these posts I’m thinking I’m going to make some quizzes to go along with them to test everyone on what they know about each form. I’m interested in comparing it to the results of the survey question asking what form people felt like they new the most about to see how they relate. Also hopefully it’ll do some myth busting.
Out of curiosity I wanted to see what type of Birth Control/Contraceptives people were most wanting to learn about. Let me know which ones you’re most interested in. No cheating and picking all of them, pick only your top 3 if you have more than one please.
There are only two questions, one is which one do you want to learn more about, the other is which one do you know about the best. This is to compare the two, help me figure out what order I want to do my birth control posts, and also I’m thinking of starting making sex education quizzes to test your knowledge and I’d like to compare what people think they know most about and what people actually know most about.
I’m trying to pump myself up and write my post on the birth control pill.
In an effort to do so any questions that appear in the FYSEQ (our questions blog) inbox or submit box or fanmail of either this or that blog about any of the birth control PILLS will get answered immediately. I’ll let you know when I’m done answering questions for the day, so try to get them in while you can!
In the Wake Of Hobby Lobby Ruling, NWLC Launches Hotline to Help Women Get Access to Guaranteed Preventive Health Services, Including Contraception
Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) announced the launch of its CoverHer hotline to help women who are having trouble getting access to women’s preventive health services – especially contra
Also, if you have any questions about how the ruling affects you or have questions about your insurance coverage text “birthcontrol” to 69866 and planned parenthood will help you out.
Unfortunately lots of gendering language, but hopefully this will help people who need it.
On the state of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that employers could refuse to cover birth control based on religion many people point out that the ACA (aka Obamacare) will continue to cover birth control fully without the employer. This is the compromise that was reached.
However, this weekend the Supreme Court issued an emergency injunction permitting a Christian college to refuse to participate in the compromise around the ACA’s birth control requirement while its case proceeds.
We all saw this coming, these people will stop at nothing to insure not only will employers not have to pay for birth control, but that employers will keep employees from being able to get birth control.
Hey, I’m wondering if anyone knows of any articles featuring an employee of Hobby Lobby or the other corporations that are involved in the lawsuits. I think it’d be important to hear from people being affected by the ruling.
Because I’m a frequent volunteer for Planned Parenthood my supervisor gave me a pack of cards produced by Guttmacher called “Are You in the Know?”. It has facts about Contraception, Pregnancy, Teens, and Abortion.
Here are the facts on the cards, I removed all gendering language:
More than 208 million pregnancies occur annually worldwide; 185 million occur in the developing world alone. More than 40% of all pregnancies are unintended.
Upon women surveyed, typically they want two children. This means that they’ll spend about five years pregnant, postpartum, or trying to become pregnant, and roughly three decades trying to avoid pregnancy.
Premarital sex is very common and has been for decades. Even among U.S. citizens born in the 1940s, nearly nine in 10 had sex before marriage. Currently, 95% of Americans have had premarital sex by age 44.
On average, Americans have sex for the first time at age 17
Comprehensive sex ed, which includes information on both contraception and abstinence, often results in delayed sexual activity, lower frequency of sex and fewer sexual partners. It can also increase contraceptive use and reduce risky sexual behaviors. Receiving comprehensive sex ed does not lead teens to have sex earlier.
Worldwide, half of all teen births each year occur in just seven countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria and the United States.
Among unmarried sexually active teens who want to avoid pregnancy, almost seven out of teen in South Central and Southeast Asia and in Sub-Saharan Africa, and almost half in Latin America and the Caribbean, do not use modern contraceptive methods. They do not have sufficient access to contraceptives.
There are about 70 pregnancies for every 1,000 teens able to get pregnant. However, when only considering those teens who have ever had sex, the pregnancy rate is much higher, about 150 per 1,000
78% of teens Designated Female at Birth and 85% of teens Designated Male at Birth practiced contraception their first time. The external condom is the most commonly used method at first sex.
Those with family incomes below the federal poverty level (about 18,500 for a family of three) account for more than 40% of all abortions.
More than half of those obtaining abortions are in their 20s.
Complications from unsafe abortion account for 13% of maternal deaths worldwide, a total of 47,000 deaths each year. About five million are hospitalized each year for treatment of abortion-related complications. In developing regions, where abortion is largely illegal, more than half of all abortions are unsafe.
About 30% of those able to get pregnant will have an abortion by age 45; 25% will have an abortion by age 30; and 8% by age 20.
More than 40 million abortions are performed worldwide each yearl More than 85% of all abortions occur in developing countries
More than 17 million aged 13-44 are considered to be in need because they are at risk for unintended pregnancy and have an income below 250% of the federal poverty level, or because they are younger than 20.
Emergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. It consists of a concentrated dosage of one or more of the same hormones found in birth control pills, and has no effect on an established pregnancy. It can be effective for up to 3-5 days after sex, depending on the product.
When used correctly, modern methods of birth control are highly effective. The two thirds of U.S. women at risk for unintended pregnancy who use contraceptives consistently and correctly account for only 5% of all unintended pregnancy.
Virtually all those Americans who may become pregnant aged 15-44 who have ever had sex have used at least one contraceptive method (99%). Only 7% of sexually active women who want to avoid pregnancy are currently not using a method.
About 6.7 million U.S. pregnancies occur each year, and nearly half (49%) are unintended
Three quarters of those in developing countries who want to avoid pregnancy use modern contraceptive methods, but the remaining one-fourth do not. If all those who wanted to avoid pregnancy used modern methods, unintended pregnancy in developing regions would decline by almost three-fourths.
Working on my birth control posts. Here’s the different categories I have so far for the information I need about each type of birth control/contraceptives:
Side Effects: how it effects periods
How it works
How to take it: How often do you need to take it, what to avoid while on it, timing, what to do if I forget to take it, etc.
How is it used to treat certain conditions
counterindications: what conditions you can’t have while on it, how soon you can use it after pregnancy/abortion, if you can use it while breast feeding, what medications you can’t take etc.
How reversible it is, how long you should stay on it before switching, how to stop using it, etc.
What’s best for trans people
What to do if you end up pregnant on it
How discrete it is
availability: by country
Any others we can think of?
What other things would help you figure out what method you wanted to use?
Activists had been warning for months that the Hobby Lobby ruling could have damaging consequences for LGBT Americans.
I’m trying to post as many articles on the various groups of people affected by the supreme court’s ruling. If anyone has any ideas of other groups of people further marginalized by these laws please let me know and send me articles! I’m expecting there should be something on the ableism involved, as well as classism.