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The Ripple Effects of the New Texas Abortion Law

On September 1st, 2021, a new abortion law went into effect in Texas. The legislation bans women from getting abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat can be detected. While these “heartbeat bills” have been introduced in other states, they have faced legal challenges that have so far prevented them from becoming… Read more »

The Top Safe Sex Habits for Women

Sex is a natural need and desire for a large majority of people. For many women, sex is a wonderful and fulfilling part of life. Your sexual experiences should always be positive and enjoyable. An important aspect of having a positive and healthy sex life is minimizing the potential risks that go along with engaging… Read more »

5 Self-Care Basics Every Woman Should Practice

Self-care is something that has become a trend over the years when really it should be a normal, integral part of daily life. Women are especially more likely to neglect taking care of themselves, as many so naturally assume the role of caretaker for others. But taking care of your own needs and carving out… Read more »

How Will the Morning After Pill Affect My Period?

For women who have recently had birth control fail them, or may have forgotten it altogether, the morning after pill can be a life saver. Emergency contraception, such as Plan B or ella, should never be relied on as your main form of birth control, but can be extraordinarily helpful if something happens and you… Read more »

Comparing Combination and Progestin-Only Birth Control Pills

For women seeking contraception, there are a lot of options on the market these days. For those who wish to avoid hormones, there are products like condoms, diaphragms, gels, spermicides, and copper IUDs. If you’d prefer to go the hormonal route, you have pills, shots, patches, hormonal IUDs, rings, and implants. Even among each option,… Read more »

Tips for Getting Your Doctor to Take You Seriously

When you’re experiencing new or chronic unexplained symptoms, your first instinct (hopefully) is to head to the doctor. After all, we’ve been taught that doctors are healers and caregivers who are dedicated to restoring and maintaining our health. With their extensive education and medical experience, what reason should you have not to trust that they… Read more »

4 Tricks to Help You Remember to Take Your Birth Control Pill

For decades now, the birth control pill has been the most popular form of contraception among women. The pill is a great option for many reasons: it’s convenient, affordable, offers additional health benefits, and is 99% effective when used correctly. The key though is that last part—using it correctly. In order to provide full protection… Read more »

6 Ways Stress Can Affect Women’s Health

It’s no secret that stress can affect your health. Think about it—how do you feel when you start to get overwhelmed? Your heart probably beats faster, your stomach might churn, a tension headache may set in, and other physical symptoms likely manifest. Women are even more likely to feel stress symptoms than men, and the… Read more »