An eight-year-old girl playing an iPhone game about cats called "My Talking Tom" was understandably a little confused — and, in that eight-year-old way, verrrrry curious — when a pop-up ad appeared asking, "Tired of Your Birth Control Routine? Tap Here."
It's final: The AP reports enough claimants have agreed, and Merck will settle with thousands of women over allegations about the safety of NuvaRing. The pharma giant will shell out $100 million, but (according to earlier reports) admitted no fault and says there's "substantial" evidence the contraceptive is safe.
As a Northern Californian, I've got some hippie tendencies and never wanted THE MAN fiddling with my vagina through chemical birth control. So when I saw Refinery29's breakdown of non-hormonal birth control, I got excited. And then I got worried. Apparently, the pull-out method is all the rage these days?
Well, here's some scary-as-shit news from the world of "being a woman is really crappy and hard and dangerous sometimes."
The world's nations are coming together to create one all-powerful estrogen-free vaginal ring! Well, kind of: researchers from the Dominican Republic, Chile, the U.S., and Edinburgh are working together to design a ring containing ullipristal acetate (the same drug in the emergency contraceptive ella) that would be…
On last night's episode, Farrah—whose family constantly tell her she's immature—made the adult decision to go on birth control. Except it didn't seem as "grown up" when she had to hide it from her parents in their refrigerator.
Yesterday, President Obama signed into law a new appropriations bill that will let college and community health centers sell birth control at extremely low prices once again.
- Dear writers, producers & assorted executives of Ratatouille: Please put more female protagonists in your films. Heck, give Jessie from Toy Story 2 her own film! We effing love Joan Cusack! [Salon]
- Feministing has published an ode to NuvaRing birth control. Might have been nice if they'd also mentioned that a woman…