Does your teen have an STD? The stats continue to worsen.

Last night, while posting my "hellos" on Facebook, I noticed someone I knew is dating someone I KNOW has an STD. Since I know both people, the alarms in my head warned me that drama could ensue. Ignoring the worry I could lose a friend, I picked up the phone. After all, this young lady could end up with an STD and I had the power to speak up. And so I did. The two involved, just out of their teen years, are like many young people today. You'd never suspect an STD, but that's what 1 in 4 have....more

Should Birth Control Pills Be Sold Over-The-Counter?

Is it time to start selling birth control pills over-the-counter (OTC)? The easy answer is, yes.  But is it really an easy question to answer? No. Remember, we are living in a country where many parents are still against condoms being available to students, and where many schools are teaching abstinence only in place of sex-ed classes....more

I agree with you completely. Excellent, well written article. more

Getting off the Pills


Birth Control why are you trying to kill me...

The "Financial Abortion" Option for Men

I learned about "financial abortions" -- an upfront statement from a guy to his partner that says he doesn't want a kid and therefore, if she gets knocked up, she can't hold him financially responsible -- in an article that made me slap my head. ...more
Sadie's Gathering  Sperm donors have financial abortion so why is it so far fetched for everyone ...more

So we've been warned of what may happen to us when we START birth about coming OFF of birth control?

As you may have noticed, the post before this one was all about my overly emotional state lately. While I do feel super full of love, getting overly emotional all the time has its draw backs… and while somewhat funny, it’s also a little irritating and concerning. I spent a majority of yesterday sitting here with my heart pounding and concentrating on breathing correctly, and a majority of it feeling really dizzy. Not so funny. This morning, being Wednesday, it was Nick and I’s morning date day. At around 6 something he tried to wake me up....more

Would You Buy Condoms for Your Kids?

It’s a question I have been struggling with, along with all the other questions that go along with it. Sex education, contraceptives and my offspring. Oy. ...more
Yes. If my child asked for condoms, I would buy them, making sure to have a discussion about ...more

Would you buy condoms for your kids?

It’s a question I have been struggling with along with all the other questions that go along with it.Sex education, contraceptives, and my offspring.Oy.My boys are *almost* 14 and 11.  (Since little Butterlump just turned one and I am already having screaming nightmares about my older boys becoming teenage fathers who have every STD known to man, let’s just leave him out of this particular discussion for now, m’kay?)...more

The Latest on Teen Birth Control

The National Survey on Family Growth has just come out with some stats for data collected between 2006-2008....more

All that Yaz: Should We Get Rid of Birth Control Pills?

When it was introduced, Yasmin (and its sidekick, Yaz) was not just a birth control pill, but a girl's best friend. I mean, other pills have clinical names, like Necon 7/7/7 (my pill) or Lo-Ovral (my former pill) or Ortho TriCyclen (my former former pill) or Alesse (my former former former pill), so it's clear that they are just medicines. I didn't think I was going to hang out and talk about boys with Lo-Ovral, but I might with Yaz. Yaz is a person's name. It's kicky. I can trust my friend Yaz. ...more

They are actually extremely nice. It hurt for maybe 2 days but it is so nice for me to not have ...more