- A short piece in New York magazine explains why the IUD — even before Monday’s Supreme Court decision — can’t escape its bad reputation, even though it’s one of the most effective methods of contraception available. TIME addresses the question more thoroughly in “Why is the most effective form of birth control—the IUD—also the one no one is using?“
- A new research review in Post Reproductive Health assesses the effectiveness of body identical hormone replacement.
- Many popular beliefs about pregnancy, especially do’s and don’t’s for the mama-to-be, are mistaken.
- In xoJane‘s It Happened to Me feature, a young woman tells her story of having a stroke due to hormonal birth control at age 27.
- The American College of Physicians announced this week that healthy women who are not pregnant do not need routine pelvic exams.
- Two weeks ago, we featured Hello Flo’s problematic ‘first moon party’ ad in this space. Here’s the story of a young woman whose mother really did throw a first moon party for her menarche. She was embarrassed, but unlike in the ad, her mother’s intent was not to shame her.
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