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Politics, Pills, and Presidencies | A Week in Review

Welcome to A Week in Review, a weekly feature where we give you a quick rundown on what’s been going on in the world of politics, activism, and feminism. Because why read the news when you can read a highly condensed summary that essentially tells you the same thing? Every …

The Importance of Good Sex Education

I’m a 14 year old girl in an RE classroom in the roughest high school in the area. Apparently we have the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe; but I’ve heard that about most areas. I’m with the top set group as usual, so it’s assumed that we’ll be the …

Contraception and Me: The IUS and IUD

“Contraception and Me” speaks to real people about the contraception experiences and gives you their honest answers. Each month, we’ll look at a different kind of contraception. This month, we’re looking at ‘the coil’, also known as the Intrauterine Device (IUD) or Intrauterine System (IUS). To protect people’s privacy, we …

Free Condoms Aren’t A Symbol of the Patriarchy

If you’re a person who menstruates, or have ever spent any time talking to people who menstruate, you’ll know that sanitary products can be expensive, in part because they are taxed as a ‘luxury’, as if bleeding from your vagina every month or so is akin to an All Inclusive …

Contraception and Me: The Contraceptive Injection

TW: Mentions of mental health conditions and weight gain and loss issues. Mention of abortion. “Contraception and Me” speaks to real people about their contraception experiences and gives you their honest answers. Each month, we’ll look at a different kind of contraception. This month, we’re looking at the contraceptive injection. — …

A New Period in My Life: Coming off the Pill

I first started having periods when I was eleven. I remember my first period clearly: I was on holiday in Wales with my family and best friend, I was wearing bright pink knickers, and although I vaguely knew what was going on I was too confused and embarrassed to tell …

Contraception and Me: The Implant

“Contraception and Me” speaks to real people about their contraception experiences and gives you their honest answers. Each month, we’ll look at a different kind of contraception. This month, we’re looking at the implant. — The implant is often compared in size to a hair slide, a roughly 4cm tube …

Contraception and Me: The Morning After Pill

“Contraception and Me” speaks to real people about their contraception experiences and gives you their honest answers. Each month, we’ll look at a different kind of contraception. This month, we’re looking at the morning after pill. — There are two different types of “morning-after pill”, known as Levonelle and ellaOne …

Teen Vogue’s Valuable and Necessary Approach to Sex Ed

When Teen Vogue wrote their guide, ‘Anal Sex: What You Need To Know‘, the article went viral. The article, complete with simple diagrams and pointers, is quick to emphasise that its purpose is to inform, and not, as many critics have argued, to encourage underage sex. As the article says, “even if …