THE SHOCKING EVOLUTION OF PERIOD PRODUCTS
If you’re anything like me, pads, tampons, underwear, reusable cloths, or menstrual cups may not seem ideal or much to choose from when you’re on your period.
WHY JENNIFER LAWRENCE IS OUR SPIRIT ANIMAL
First, Jennifer Lawrence took a fierce stance on equal pay, writing a powerful essay, which made an appearance in Lena Dunham’s newsletter Lenny that tackled the income disparities women face in the workforce.
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12 TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL
Birth control methods vary far and wide. There’s a method for nearly every body and lifestyle. In fact, there are about 12 methods in total and counting.
FIVE THINGS YOU DON’T (BUT SHOULD) KNOW ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD
We provide more than birth control. We’re not just women’s health providers. We offer same- and next-day appointments. We accept many insurance plans. We provide private and confidential services.
PREPARE FOR SAFER SEX
Although HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment has made leaps and bounds throughout the last decade, the CDC reports that 1.2 million people in the US live with HIV today, and 14 percent don’t know they’re infected.
A MORNING-AFTER PILL FOR HIV IS HERE (KIND OF)
So you think you may have been exposed to HIV. Now what do you do? If you weren’t already taking PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) – medications that prevent HIV from taking hold in your body – there's still a way to prevent HIV.
THREE THINGS WE’VE LEARNED FROM CAITLYN JENNER
1. Discrimination of transgender people is far, wide, and very alarming. We’ve all seen the anti-transgender remarks being made in response to Caitlyn Jenner’s big reveal, including the petition to remove her gold medal.
SACRAMENTO GOES PINK
On June 7, undeterred by the 104-degree heat in Sacramento, supporters of all ages, races, and genders hailing from the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California rallied in a pink sea of support for Capitol Day.
BIRTH CONTROL ACCESS 50 YEARS LATER
Thanks to Griswold v. Connecticut – a landmark decision in the women’s rights movement made just 50 years ago, protecting access to birth control – women now have greater control over their bodies and their futures.
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