Birth Control

I was recently shocked by the gravity of such problems when a journalist informed me that one of her friends had died suddenly following a perforation of uterine body with the coil, aged just 23. This was performed by an inexperienced non-gynaecologist and, unfortunately, the perforation remained undetected until it was too late.
'Seriously, you mean I don't have to have a period every month whilst on the Pill?' 'That's correct, you don't have to bleed every month if you don't want to. In fact, you can safely take the Pill continuously without a break for as long as you are on the Pill'. Every time I give young women this information, I hear: 'Why have I not been told this before?
Myself and my small, close-knit ring of friends devoured the likes of Bliss, Sugar and J-17 for all our boy/girl insights and on occasion the more risky mag Look to study up on the Position of the Fortnight. Heady days indeed.
The husbands, partners, ex's of these glorious, strong, intelligent women never seem to come under this scrutiny. They go to work and I suspect can get through days, weeks, months even when they are not quizzed about how they 'juggle' it all.
Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.
They don't blatantly say women should stay at home. Well they do, or to be precise they did, but since it was all too obvious, the public reaction forced them to become craftier at their messages. And, rather scientifically, as in whaling, the politicians turned toward actions and away from words.
A young woman has learned the hard way that a potato does not provide adequate contraception. Nope, not by getting pregnant
How about women decide for ourselves what risks are acceptable to us - after we've been given all the relevant information and medical advice, of course - and how many (if any) periods we want to have and when we want to have them. Periods aren't really a curse. But they are a choice.
It turns out that the use of hormonal birth-control impacts on our sexual desire, our relationship satisfaction and our attractiveness in a multitude of ways, but before you rashly chuck your contraceptives into the bin, take note that the effects can be positive as well as negative. Seems confusing? Scientists certainly think so...
Maligned for decades, the IUD has slowly started to build up a trustworthy reputation with millennial women. Despite hearing our mother's insistence that these T-shaped death wishes would destroy our body, and enduring years of misguided motherly peeps of "It's uterUS not uterYOU."
The pill revolutionised sex and the way women lived their lives. In 1971, just ten years after the pill was introduced in the UK, 47% of babies were born to women under the age of 25. By 2008, this percentage had dropped to 25%.
Women who take Britain's most popular contraceptive pills are being warned they risk potentially life-threatening blood clots
Long-term use of the contraceptive pill doubles the risk of a leading cause of blindness, a study has shown. Scientists warned
You deserve to know the truth about contraception! The truth being that it makes women unattractive! That it turns men gay
Childbirth is not a rite of passage. We are not cave men. We have choices. Men do not have to hunt and women do not have to gather berries and breed children. Just because our bodies are built to do something, does not mean we have to pump out children and slay wildlife.
A former schoolgirl who first gave birth at the age of 12 and then again at 16 says there are advantages to being a teenage
We all must be held accountable for fulfilling the promise to the poorest women and girls in the world of ensuring access to high-quality, voluntary family planning programs.
A proposed law in Arizona could apparently allow employers the right to fire female workers for using birth control pills
On the other side of the Atlantic, the contraceptive pill is hot topic. This has been sparked by the world's greatest living PR disaster, Rush-'nought to bigot in 30 secs'- Limbaugh calling student Sandra Fluke a 'slut' for her campaign to have medical insurance cover the cost of the pill.
Baroness Warsi's idea that an increased role for religion will lead to a more just society is simply not borne out by the evidence. When religion enters the murky world of politics, all too often, women are the losers.