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Myth or Fact?
Birth control pills make you gain weight.
-Tuggle, Sex Educator
The only birth control that studies have shown has a correlation to weight is the Depo Shot, which can give you cravings that if acted upon can cause weight gain. Now, why do people report weight gain with various forms of birth control? Age! During the ages of 13-30 random weight gain is very common. These are the ages most people use birth control.
Did you know…
that only 39 percent of American high school students are taught how to correctly use a condom in their health classes?
Or that the earliest known illustration of a man using a condom is a 12,000–15,000-year-old painting on the wall of a cave in France?
Read 8 other little known facts about the condom from Planned Parenthood here.
-Tuggle, Sex Educator
In June of 2013, a new barrier contraceptive, the SILCS diaphragm, entered the market in Europe, and in May of this year, it became available in Canada. The new diaphragm is called the Caya contoured diaphragm, and it’s being marketed as “not your mother’s diaphragm.” This is exciting because Caya is a user-friendly, one-size diaphragm that can fit most users without the need of a pelvic exam. It is being sold through pharmacies and health care providers.
The SILCS diaphragm was developed with the financial help of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), by CONRAD and PATH, nonprofit leaders in global contraceptive research. USAID was created in 1961 by President Kennedy, and provides financial support to improving the lives of people in developing countries, including support to find safe, effective, and acceptable contraceptives in low-resource areas. CONRAD began in 1986 as a division of the obstetrics and gynecology department of East Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, and collaborates on research to improve reproductive health around the world. PATH is a Seattle-based international nonprofit that works globally to develop and deliver health solutions that are affordable and effective, including vaccines, drugs, and medical devices.
Caya works as well as traditional diaphragms, but has been redesigned to make it easier to insert and remove. During its development, many women, their partners, and health-care providers on four continents had input on its design. Continue reading
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!
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.
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.
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?
A recent study asked patients and doctors what information they thought was most important when patients were figuring out what birth control they want to try. The results found that most patients want information about how the birth control works and its safety, whereas doctors think information about birth control effectiveness is most important.
Because I can’t pay to look at the full study and see all of the questions used in this survey I wanted to ask y’all what your priorities were as far as information about birth control.
Here are some of the topics mentioned in the articles I’ve found:
How it works
How often do you need to take it
How is it used.
Any other topics you can think of? What questions do you want to ask doctors when you’re considering a form of birth control? I’ll write a post compiling all this information!