Title X, the only federal program dedicated to providing people with family planning and other preventive health services, impacts us all.
For me, the reasons I began taking birth control pills are purely selfish: I enjoy having a menstrual cycle that is four days long with little to no side effects. And I enjoy having sex and having the additional protection of oral contraceptives.
As the Griswold v. Connecticut decision turns 50, its importance cannot be overlooked. Neither can the attacks we’re still fighting back from.
Until college, I knew nothing about Griswold v. Connecticut. I also knew little about Title X. Not knowing about these important historical moments is a form of privileged ignorance for me.
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, we must also reflect upon the long way we have to go.
Today, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, I reject the virginity myth and I thank Griswold for being the first stepping-stone towards giving me legal control of both my body and my future.
“I also bought some Advil and a Dr. Pepper. Made my flight. It should always be that simple.”
While some of you might be basking in the sun or working your summer job on June 2nd, the American Life League will be taking to the streets for “Protest the Pill Day.” On the website it says they want people to be “organizing a protest in your community at Planned Parenthood or another facility […]
Has the price of birth control ever kept you from buying it? The number one prescription drug for women ages 18-44 years, the average women pays $50 a month for birth control. This is an obvious barrier to access, particularly for low-income women and students. Reproductive rights are a fundamental aspect of women’s […]
On Wednesday, as expected, the Food and Drug Administration approved the emergency contraception, Plan B, for over-the-counter sales without restriction, expanding access to those under the age of 17 without a prescription. It was a time for celebration, but without warning and in an unprecedented act, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius overruled […]