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Election Blues and Reds

Whether you’re a US citizen or not, not a person on this little earth could possibly miss the fact that Tuesday is American election day. The two sides and the corporations behind them will have you think that it’s about right and left, conservative and progressive, free market and socialization, and various other macro-forces that have swayed for hundreds of years in every free land. But, in... read more

In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women – Book Review

By Laura Eldridge. I was glad to delve into this up-to-the-minute guide to what’s out there in the way of contraceptive options on the market, because every feminist knows that contraception is a political need that desperately calls for development. But I wasn’t expecting it to be a particularly interesting read. Well, I take my hat off to Laura Eldridge who managed it with finesse, bringing... read more

Contraception Efficiency Chart

Choosing the right method of contraception for you is not about numbers, it involves recognizing the reality of your circumstances and behaviour. Some contraceptives involve active use every day (the pill) or every time you have sex (male condom, female condom, other barrier methods). These methods can be safe, but they demand perfect use to maximize their potential. With pills, for example, this means... read more

Selecting the Best Contraceptive For You After Childbirth

It takes every women a different amount of time to feel ready to get back in the saddle, as it were, after giving birth, in order to return into the activity that got it all started. With all the worries that are naturally raised, like discomfort or even pain, and different sensations for him and her, there is no place for extra worries about contraception. Because there is some confusion about how... read more

Permanent Contraceptive Methods After Childbirth

Permanent contraception, or sterilization, can be performed on men as well as women. For men, vasectomy is a safe and well-practiced procedure, and of course can be done at any time. It is reversible. For women there are veteran surgical methods of sterilization and a new method called Essure which is safer and easier. All methods are irreversible, and research shows that making the choice of such a... read more

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