Topic: Reproductive Health

Not To Be Outdone By Todd Akin, Mike Huckabee Has Some Dumb Thoughts On Rape, Too

Not To Be Outdone By Todd Akin, Mike Huckabee Has Some Dumb Thoughts On Rape, Too

We’re sure that throughout all of this you were thinking to yourself, “What of Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee? Perhaps he has something roughly–if not equally–crazy to say about this complex issue!” And Huckabee delivered, obviously, by riding in on his giant bass guitar made of stone and carved in God’s Word, pointing out that babies resulting from rape can grow up to be people. More »

Hey Girl, Paul Ryan Wants To Quash Your Reproductive Rights

Hey Girl, Paul Ryan Wants To Quash Your Reproductive Rights

Newly-anointed Mitt Romney running-mate Paul Ryan has made his name as a fiscal conservative with a strong vision for Medicare and Social Security. But he’s no slouch in hardcore conservative social ideology, either–as folks have been quick to point out. That his social agenda is highly at odds with his Hayek-and-Rand-tinted small government outlook for money matters seems to surprise some people, but .. eh. That’s just the rhetoric of the Republican party in the 21st century: Hands out of my health care and onto your uterus. What was anyone expecting?
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This Is What A Post-Pregnancy Belly Really Looks Like

This Is What A Post-Pregnancy Belly Really Looks Like

In a time when women feel more pressure than ever to snap back a slim waist and flat tummy immediately after giving birth, it’s rare to see full and honest depictions of a post-pregnancy body that doesn’t belong to an over-trained, over-dieted celeb. So when we came across the blog Birth Without Fear‘s collection of images showing what a post-pregnancy belly really looks like, we were relieved. Finally, there’s a depiction of what a) real women look like, without airbrushing or crash dieting, and b) proof that not all women look the same, even after having kids.

There’s a wide range of body types in their post, and they all look great (and if your body doesn’t happen to resemble any of the photos, that’s also okay). But what we love about their post is that it’s honest and brave–and these women shared photos of themselves to comfort other moms and women, rather than to entertain the media or bash anyone’s body. As Birth Without Fear’s author explains: More »

Adam Levine Says Pulling Out Is ‘Foolproof’ Birth Control. It Is Not.

Adam Levine Says Pulling Out Is âFoolproofâ Birth Control. It Is Not.

If I didn’t know better, I’d swear there was a secret competition going on for which public figure can give the worst birth control advice. First, Foster Friess told us “gals” that we should just stick some aspirin between our knees; now, Adam Levine is happy to let us all know that pulling out is his favored, “foolproof” birth control method. So…when’s the baby due?

The 32-year-old Maroon 5 singer and The Voice judge visited Howard Stern with his girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna. The two discussed their relationship, and in the process he disclosed his contraceptive secret: “a foolproof birth-control system” called pulling out, according to OK Magazine. More »

Five Things You Can Do While You Wait Three Days For an Abortion in South Dakota

Five Things You Can Do While You Wait Three Days For an Abortion in South Dakota

Today, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed into law a bill that will require women to wait three days for an abortion after first meeting with a doctor. During that time, they’ll also have to visit a pregnancy crisis center, clinics that are commonly known to encourage women to either keep their future baby, or give it up for adoption, rather than having an abortion. More »

Party Favors: I’m Married To Superman

Party Favors: I'm Married To Superman

Remember that congressman who resigned over his Craigslist personals ad? Well, it turns out it might not just have been women he was hunting for… – Gawker

This couple’s cartoon wedding included such spectacular moments as the bride, who was Jessica Rabbit, walking down the aisle to the tune of the Star Wars theme. Now THAT’S dedication. – The Daily Mail

Notable: all the upheaval concerning Planned Parenthood and reproductive health. This has been all over the news recently; check this out and stay informed. – College Candy

A woman in Beijing posted a nude video of her 26-year-old daughter on the internet. Arranged marriage superplan? Or icky pimping-out of offspring? – Nerve

Whose sweatpants are YOU wearing? – The College Crush More »

When Are People Going to Learn That Birth Control Jokes Are Funny?

When Are People Going to Learn That Birth Control Jokes Are Funny?

For a long time now, there’s been a bitter divide in this country when it comes to reproductive health. No, I’m not talking about the abortion wars of the past 50 years — I’m talking about those of us that think reproductive health humor is funny, and those that don’t.

The most recent victim of this cultural rift is New York Schools Chancellor Cathie Black. When addressing a group of parents in lower Manhattan on the issue of overcrowding in schools and how it’s likely to get worse in the coming years, Black had this to say:

“Could we just have some birth control?…It would really help us out a lot.”

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