Today, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is asking us to take a moment and thank birth control for “all that it makes possible for individuals and society.” I took more than 5,000 birth control pills in my life, and I can think of a number of reasons why I’m thankful to each and every one of them.
The Pope drew attention to natural family planning methods when he suggested there are ways for Catholic women to limit the number of children they have without violating the Church’s teachings on contraception. But just how do these methods work? And how good are they?
While BPA (bisphenol A) is now receiving a lot of attention from environmental and reproductive health advocates, another chemical affecting women’s reproductive health is sliding under the radar: Dioxin.
The authors of FLOW: A Cultural History of Menstruation recognize the need for different approaches to discussing Femcare, but don’t go far enough in using those approaches themselves.