Teen medical ban could threaten gay youth, say... →
invisiblelad: foryoursexualinformation: RALEIGH, N.C. — A bill restricting teenagers’ access to medical and mental health care will be voted on in the North Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday. OH MY. THEY ARE NOT LYING. Here is the bill! It is literally requiring all medical services, especially in the sexual health AND mental health sides, to be first approved by parents! This...
Get Yourself Tested! →
fuckyeahsexeducation: hellyeahscarleteen: April is STD Awareness Month! Regular testing is important; now’s a great time to get yourself tested (and encourage your partner to do so as well!) if you’ve been lax about it in the past. I can’t stress this enough. If you are or plan to soon be sexually active get tested! If you don’t know your options in your area message or email...
With New Evidence in Hand, Texas Lawmaker Files... →
bebinn: keepyourbsoutofmyuterus: Andrea Grimes, bringing us some good news. If only more legislators cared to be proactive about preventing the need for abortions, instead of shaming those who have to live with the consequences of politicians’ poor choices.
Anonymous asked: Just an update on my period being 10 days late: Being the paranoid person I am, I went to PP anyway and took another test with a neg. result. The OBGYN told me that I was probably stressing about it too much and gave me some birth control pills to regulate it when I finally got it. The pills are only $18 a month, which is AMAZING. I felt like someone finally cared and I wasn't so stressed...
Anonymous asked: I'm a fifteen year old girl who is currently living in Ireland. And I'm scared. My parents are devoted Catholic and I so much as whisper the word "abortion" they'll lecture me of its wrongness. If I'm ever raped and impregnated I can't seek abortion here - how crazy is that? I would be forced to continue on with pregnancy or travel to England. This is a serious...
listerfreshhh asked: That answer to the last ask is total crap. My friend had 2 false periods and ended up actually being pregnant. I would go down to PP or my doctor just to make sure.
Anonymous asked: My period is 10 days late. The last time I had sex was in January but I have already had a period since then (that one was 9 days late). I've been really paranoid about the situation, so I went on the PP chat on their website and the woman said it's impossible for me to be pregnant.Just in case, I took two tests, and they both read negative. This is the latest my period has ever been....
New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After... →
stfusexists: annelisecaryn: stfusexists: chickenbonewatt: slutever—forever: motherjones: Women. Serving as voiceless repositories of forensic material since forever. Sigh. TW What the everloving FUCK is going on with this shit?? You would think after nearly three years of doing this day in and day out, nothing would shock me. You would be wrong, apparently. I am speechless,...
The city council in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, voted unanimously this week to...– And the Harrisburg clinic has a reason to fear additional violence between protesters and people trying to get into the reproductive health clinic. In Oregon, an altercation between a woman and an anti-abortion protester at a Planned Parenthood clinic that does not even perform abortions led to a...
Conservatives Vow To Maintain Anti-Abortion Fight →
vochoice: In an election that highlighted the political divide over abortion, female voters turned out to be a key to victory for President Obama. Public outcry over Republican Todd Akin’s comments on “legitimate rape” ultimately gave Democrat Claire McCaskill a U.S. Senate victory in Missouri. And in Indiana, Republican Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock lost his race at least in part because of...
Why is Breast Cancer Killing So Many Black Women? →
girljanitor: Although 1 out of 8 women will develop breast cancer in the United States, it remains deadliest for Black women. A recent study by the Sinai Urban Health Institute in Chicago, IL reveals that African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer not due to genetics, but because of racial disparity and inequality in health care. Subsequently, nearly five Black women...
Indiana Planned Parenthood Ruling: Federal Appeals... →
INDIANAPOLIS — A federal appeals court has ruled that Indiana can’t cut off funding for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortions. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Tuesday upheld the core portion of a lower court order that said Indiana cannot enforce a state law that barred abortion providers from collecting Medicaid funds for any medical services. ...
STD vs. STI
plannedparenthood: Someone asked us: What is the difference between an STD and an STI? STD and STI are two terms that often mean the same thing — but the “D” stands for “disease,” while the “I” stands for “infection.”. Medically, infections are only called diseases when they cause symptoms, and many STIs don’t have any symptoms. So that’s why you may hear people say STIs – it’s technically...
What’s the Best Place for Young Men’s Health Care?... →
fuckyeahsexeducation: Leslie Kantor, vice president of education for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, says the number of male patients (at Planned Parenthood) has doubled in the past 10 years. Men should support Planned Parenthood not just for the sake of the women in their lives but because it’s an excellent place to get their own sexual and reproductive health needs met. And of...
“Women as Livestock” Bill passes in Georgia
knowledgeequalsblackpower: humanformat: stfuconservatives:prochoicetruth:kaiamar: After an emotional 14-hour workday that included fist-fights between lobbyists and a walk-out by women Democrats, the Georgia House passed a Senate-approved bill Thursday night that criminalizes abortion after 20 weeks. The bill, which does not contain rape or incest exemptions, is expected to receive a...
Anonymous asked: Same person from the last ask about Planned Parenthood payment plans, My period came! But thank you so much for your help! Great blog!
Anonymous asked: I'm eighteen, a college student, and I have no money. I may have had sex with a friend (neither of us remember what happened), and so I took Plan B One Step. My period has not come. I'm only a few days late, but I want to be prepared. Planned Parenthood is the clinic that I would go to for an abortion, do you have to pay the entire sum upfront or are there any kind of payment plans?
Desperate Texan Women Turn To Dangerous Drugs For... →
stfusexists: Remember when Rick Perry took away funding for $130,000 low-income women in order to stick it to Planned Parenthood? This is the result.
Oklahoma Drops Planned Parenthood From Low-Income... →
vochoice: Oklahoma’s three Planned Parenthood clinics will no longer be part of the state’s Women Infant and Children (WIC) Program as of Dec. 31, the Tulsa World reported on Thursday. The Oklahoma State Health Department has unexpectedly announced that it will drop the clinics, which have participated in WIC for 18 years. They provide food vouchers, baby formula, and nutrition counseling and...
Illinois Court Permits Religious Pharmacists To... →
socialismartnature: All kinds of bullshittery. Even more so because of the EMERGENCY nature of this particular drug. This is legalized discrimination, pure-and-simple. It is sanctioning the ability to refuse someone service because of a personal prejudice. This would not fly in any other such setting. It would be like allowing a Jew who works at McDonald’s to refuse to serve cheeseburgers to...
Ready for some cool science?
plannedparenthood: Here’s why pregnancies last nine months.
Texas lawmakers intended to defund Planned Parenthood when they slashed the...– The Austin Chronicle [NB: more people than just cis women need and want access to the Women’s Health Program, family planning, and reproductive health care.] (via keepyourbsoutofmyuterus)
Where do your candidates stand on the important... →
vochoice: It is not secret that reproductive freedom is under attack from all corners. This November 4, it is imperative that we ride up and use our voice and our vote to elect people into office that reflect our own values as pro-choice activists. It can be confusing sometimes to know where candidates stand on issues, which is why Planned Parenthood has put together this handy voter guide!...
Project Offspring: Planned Parenthood (USA)
projectoffspring: Part of the reason that the Project Offspring site will offer a “Life in Need” resource section has nothing to do with it being an easy place to find. After all, everything you’ll be able to find on our site will likely be easily found on Google. It’s for a very different reason altogether. In many situations, especially abusive ones, a person’s privacy is not valued or even...