- Wired magazine has a piece about the return of the IUD, with illustrations of some of the older models.
- Excellent advice for cartoonists on how to draw women’s breasts that look realistic. (Hint: there is no cleavage without a bra or something else pushing them together.)
- Health risks of a full “Brazilian” bikini wax [pdf] (not for the squeamish).
- Katha Pollitt reminds that birth control IS life-saving medicine, and that shouldn’t STILL be controversial.
- In her ongoing series at Feminist Frequency, “Tropes vs. Women”, Anita Sarkeesian explains the phenomenon of the mystical pregnancy that occurs so frequently in science fiction. Earthbound contraceptives are no match for aliens.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to consumers not to use the emergency birth control medicine labeled as Evital. The drug is not safe or effective in preventing pregnancy. The packaging label of the potentially ineffective and suspect counterfeit version says, “Evital Anticonceptivo de emergencia, 1.5 mg, 1 tablet”, by “Fluter Domull”. It has not been approved for use in the United States, but may be in distribution in some U.S. Hispanic communities.