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Former Miss Turkey hit with 14-month suspended sentence for “insulting” country’s president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again moved to restrict women’s freedoms in the country this weekend as he won a conviction in a defamation case against a former Miss Turkey contestant and told Muslim women in the country that they should not use birth control. 267 more words

Politics And Government

Not Your Mother's Birth Control

Time and time again, I’ve listened to women who are frustrated with their chosen type of  contraception – myself included. For a lot of women, there is a constant battle between enjoying our sexual freedom and protecting ourselves from the possible risks of sexual activity, and it can often feel like a lose-lose situation. 723 more words


"Too Young For An IUD"

(Originally published on Condom Monologues)

I didn’t realize until that day sitting in the doctors office that systems of oppression, like patriarchy, mark the options I have for contraceptives. 462 more words

30 May 2016: Drugs & Sex & Empty Churches

Romanian phrase of the day: Cu plăcere – (koo pluh-che-re) – You’re welcome (lit. with pleasure)

This morning we sat in the cold, musty downstairs of an unfinished church – construction begun during Communism and unfinished even today – and listened to the ten years of amazing accomplishments, progress carried out by… 1,046 more words


Guttmacher Report underlines need to meet adolescents’ contraceptive needs

Twenty three million – that’s the number of adolescents at risk of unintended pregnancies in the developing countries.

The statistic, part of the Guttmacher Institute’s May report… 237 more words


Having "that" conversation with your child...

The birds and the bees. There comes a time when you realise that you have to do the “talk”. You notice that you have a child with a serious girlfriend. 296 more words