Birth Control in Pop Culture: From Incredibly Accurate to Totally Wrong

Periods and related experiences such as birth control are essential occurrences in any society being experienced by half of the world’s population. Birth control can serve a variety of purposes such as preventing pregnancy, dealing with certain conditions like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or even just helping you skip a period. Still, in a survey […]

The Benefit of Skipping Periods as an Athlete

The bleachers are full of people ready to support their favorite team. You have been preparing for this competition for over a year now and you can confidently say you are ready. Your stomach has been feeling queasy but you have chalked it up to competition anxiety. Stretching and warming up, you bend down to […]

Putting an End to Tampon Shaming

Where periods are concerned, women are often taught from a young age to be as discreet as possible. Interestingly, other bodily functions such as coughing or sneezing come with no stigma than a customary “bless you”. But it only takes a mention of ‘periods’ or ‘menstruation’ to get people looking at the ceiling or shifting […]

Best Period Stocking Stuffers

Hanging up giant stockings filled with whimsical but practical gifts by the fireplace is one of the best traditions of Christmas. Stockings are right up there with Christmas trees, Santa Claus and mistletoes. Guaranteed to have anyone smiling – with the right combination of practical and classic, a thoughtful stocking stuffer is a perfect way […]

The Gift of Birth Control: Giving Back Over the Holidays

There is something special about a season where everyone is ready to spread a little more cheer and be a little nicer… Spending time with family and friends, unboxing gifts and enjoying delicious meals are some of the essential features of every holiday season. But the holiday can be much more than just a passing […]

Because of the Pill

To celebrate #ThxBirthControl Day, we wanted to share this poem on how the birth control has given independence, freedom and so much more to women around the world. via GIPHY By Anjali Parikh   Because of the pill, women can control their periods and their pain Because of the pill, women can choose when to […]

Top Five Reasons You Should Choose Generic Birth Control Over Brand Name

As with any medication, when it comes to birth control pills, most women have the same important questions in deciding which one to buy. Generic versus “Brand Name” birth control? Which is more cost effective? If I choose the generic birth control, will there be side effects? Despite all these questions, there are still so […]

The True Cost of Your Period

It is not easy being a woman… Ever heard that before? Well, here’s more… Being a woman is certainly not cheap and getting your period is expensive. via GIPHY While most women would gladly skip their periods with the right birth control prescription, many women are too skeptical of the negative side-effects to try it […]

The Summer I Tried To Get A Prescription for Birth Control

Sitting in my car in silence, I stared out in front of me. 40 minutes later, and I was finally at the closest open Planned Parenthood. I had friends say that this was where they got their prescription for birth control without their parents finding out. It was supposed to be easy. And yet, I […]

Did you know that you can skip your periods???

Here’s how: If you are on the birth control pill or birth control ring, just skip the sugar pills or ring-free week and you won’t have your period. You can also skip your periods on the IUD with hormone, implant, and shot, but they are not as reliable. 70% of women will stop having periods […]