For many years the IUD has been a very scary thing. A lot of people are uncomfortable with the idea of having birth control that goes inside of their bodies. IUDs are certainly not for everyone, but with a new study discussing how IUDs might help prevent high-risk HPV (this is different from low-risk genital wart HPV) that causes cervical cancer, I thought it best to revisit the IUD from someone who has one.Read More
Intolerance Mad Libs.
Last week, Mila Kunis gave an interview in which she revealed that she has a monthly recurring donation going to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence's name, calling it a "peaceful protest." Not everyone found the story charming though.Read More
In a world where your celebrity favorite can be a constant disappointment, there is no greater relief to see a celebrity you like do something good with their money and fame.Read More
Last night at Columbia University, a panel of women in the field of sex education Dr. Gillian Dean, Eileen Kelly, Sonya Norsworthy and Cecilia Gentili met to discuss sex-ed and how it has fallen short in teaching young people how to be active in their sexual health. Additionally, the ways in which the medical field itself has not stayed active in keeping up with the changing nature of people's sexual practices.Read More
Yes, this is a real thing that we still need to worry about. In 2017.
Straight from the Harrison's mouth are some incredible anecdotes about the actor punching Ryan Gosling on the set of Bladerunner 2049.Read More
Things We Saw Today: Short Film Starring Amber Valetta, Hari Nef and Others Examines Femininity for Planned Parenthood
Filmmaker Harley Weir directed a short film called A Film for Planned Parenthood of New York City, in which prominent women like Amber Valetta, Hari Nef, Jemima Kirke, Grimes, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Paloma Elsesser, Selena Forrest, and Stella Tennant discuss the ins and outs of femininity: what it means, and what it doesn't mean, all to encourage donations and help to Planned Parenthood in New York and nationwide.Read More
Lauren Duca Designed a Shirt That Celebrates Young Women, Benefits Planned Parenthood & Pisses Off Tucker Carlson
If you believe "a woman can love Ariana Grande and her thigh-high boots and still discuss politics," this is the shirt for you.Read More
The Week in Reproductive Justice: Turns out That When You Cut Planned Parenthood Funding, Abortion Rates Go Up
Who could have guessed, except everyone.
Art dog Ella Fitzgerald has an appreciation for art criticism. Her human, artist Julia Powell, says the golden retriever will "spend as much as two minutes in front of a canvas and then she'll resume dog activities...She'll look at the same canvas as much as five times during the day."Read More
This couldn't come at a better time as congress voted to overturn President Obama's protections.Read More
"So … we work. I will do my part. I will do champion-y things. As hard as I can. I will CONSCIOUSLY make an effort to do champion-y things. Because what I did before, that was me at half-speed. Me at full speed? Get out of the way, please."Read More
Jessica Chastain Makes a Great Case for Saving Planned Parenthood—Too Bad the Trump Administration Doesn’t Care
It's no secret that Donald Trump and his Legion of Misogynists have it out for Planned Parenthood.Read More
The TV boss of such shows as Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and The Catch has joined the Board of Planned Parenthood.Read More
Yesterday, Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote on a bill that would overturn protections guaranteeing federal funds for family planning services could not be denied to groups that also provide abortions. Because for a man who won't even have a conversation with a woman one-on-one, he sure does have a lot of thoughts about (and power over) our reproductive health.Read More
The White House offered an insulting, implausible deal to Planned Parenthood.Read More
Planned Parenthood, ever the bastion of healthcare for many people throughout the United States, has improved their care with the integration of transgender hormone replacement therapy services.Read More