Last night on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Jessica Simpson demonstrated once again that Pape Joe almost definitely made her opt out of sex ed as a teen. More
Topic: Birth control
Say what you will about Kris Jenner and her choices (and oh, we do), but Kim Kardashian‘s recent revelation to Oprah that her mom let her go on birth control at age fourteen might not be the worst thing in the world. In fact, in my opinion, it might have actually been a good parenting decision. More
With a plethora of examples in today’s culture of girls who clearly never grappled with this issue — 16 And Pregnant, Teen Mom, basically any other teen drama on television — frankly, your mom should be thrilled you’re trying to avoid following their examples. (Unless you’re like 13, in which case, chill the eff out.) More
Just because he has a condom, doesn’t always mean you’re safe. Well, it does, but it doesn’t. Confused? So are we. More
Plan B is still considered a controversial drug to many and the FDA’s overturned decision to have it available without a prescription still has some rightly fuming. But if you happen to attend Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, you don’t even have to bother heading to a pharmacy. Because if you stroll on over to the health center, you’ll find Plan B in a vending machine along with condoms, decongestants, and pregnancy tests — and for just $25. More
You mean to tell us that the youngest members of the Kardashian-Jenner family, 15-year-old Kendall and 14-year-old Kylie Jenner, actually go to high school? More
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A friend and I were discussing our birth control pills yesterday (this is what we talk about when you’re not around, fellas!) and I mentioned that I always throw my pack out when I get to the seven days of “inactive” pills. She looked at me like I had just said I secretly poke holes in condoms just for the thrill of it. “Don’t worry,” I said, “Those last seven pills are just placebo pills anyway.”
Meanwhile, I realized how dumb I sounded approximately two seconds after I said it. After all, we’re so careful with everything else regarding our reproductive health that throwing away one fourth of my prophylactics every month because I was pretty sure that was okay bordered on self-destructive negligence. So I went home and did a little research. More
Did you know that pelvic exams are not required before acquiring birth control from an OBGYN? Probably not, considering that 44% of health care workers usually make women get a pelvic exam before they’ll write a birth control prescription. But the two things are mutually exclusive, and according to the World Health Organization, the number of doctors who confuse the two is “disappointingly high.”
Here at Crushable, this topic has divided the office a bit. Most of us didn’t know you could even get birth control pills without submitting to a pelvic exam. But according to this new study by the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, the two have nothing to do with each other, and “the key problem with mandatory pelvic exams is that it puts up an unnecessary hurdle to women seeking effective birth control.” More
• Sex-themed Silly Bandz. Don’t actually look much different from regular Silly Bandz. (Buzzfeed)
• There are literally fashion police in Italy, making sure your skirt isn’t too short and you don’t wear that fugly dress out in public. (National ledger)
• Southern teens have a bad habit of getting themselves knocked up more than their bi-coastal counterparts. Are you listening, University of Alabama? (The Frisky)
• Good news: More kids are experimenting with their sexuality than ever before. Bad news: They are less likely to use protection. (Lemondrop)
Okay guys, we need to have a chat. When we said yesterday that a new study found that women on hormone contraceptives like the pill had a tendency to be a little more jealous and aggressive, we didn’t mean that as a reason to not take the pill. It kind of freaks us out that despite the wide range of options available, 40 percent of you said you would never screw with your hormones, or god forbid gain a little weight to ensure that you don’t get pregnant (though maybe “ensure” is the wrong word, no form of birth control is 100 percent effective, yada yada yada). More
Our friends over at Lemondrop posted an article today revealing the findings of a recent study that says women tend to get more aggressive and jealous when they are on some form of hormone contraceptive. That would totally back up my claim in college, which is that birth control worked only in the way that it made you so crazy, no guy would have sex with you. More