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Does Hormonal Birth Control Lead to an Increase in Brain Tumors?

The longer that women take hormonal contraceptives, the higher the chance they will develop glioma  — a tumor.  The risk tends to be small though, mostly because the brain tumors are exceedingly rare.   285 more words

IUDs: Explained by a Woman, For Women

I recently decided to get the Skyla IUD before health insurance under my university (now alma mater) runs out mid-August, since I only have to pay $9 for my IUD versus $650 or more. 2,087 more words


A little TMI for your Monday morning...

Can we talk about something that’s probably a little TMI for some of you out there? Birth control is stupid. It really is. I haven’t taken it in a few years due to pregnancy then migraines while breastfeeding then pregnancy, but I’m really not trying to have 3 kids under 3 and yet don’t want to rule out kids down the road. 521 more words

Fun In Parenting

Income Severely Affects Women’s Access to Contraception

A new study shows that income has a strong adverse effect on women’s ability to access family planning services. The Brookings Institute research shows that low-income women are five times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy than affluent women. 147 more words

“I Will Give You a New Heart and Put a New Spirit in You”

Author’s Note: This is a long one. Let’s consider it all the blog posts of the last six weeks wrapped into one. I think you’ll understand. 2,494 more words
Something To Think About

Mirena IUD?

On Monday, I made a huge step with hopefully helping my Endometriosis pain. I got an Intrauterine Device (IUD) as new birth control and hormone control. 540 more words