- An Australian ad for maxi-pads (see video at right) demonstrates how well they stay put.
- Registration is open now for this free online course, Contraception: Choices, Culture and Consequences.
- What could make someone change her method of birth control? Jane Brody addresses several reasons in this short piece in the New York Times, although side effects are minimized, in my view.
- Nicole Doring sent us a video she made in which Mark, a man in his early 20s, explains how the menstrual cycle works. We hope it’s not representative.
- Is 2012 the Year of the Vagina?
- Why the hell is a medical journal about Fertility and Sterility publishing a study that evaluates the attractiveness of women with endometriosis??
- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends IUDs and implants as the best methods of birth control for teenage girls. Apparently ACOG doesn’t think teens can be counted on to remember to take a pill every day.
- “Oh, I can’t imagine anyone would be rude enough to ask me that.” Novelist Hillary Jordan discusses the way that our culture has “systematized intrusion into women’s personal lives to such a degree that anything is fair game”.
- Ann Friedman’s weekly pie chart addresses menstruation: What would ease our menstrual woes?
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