February 12, 2013 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Birth Control News
We’re thrilled to announce Birth Control News will have a brand new look! We will announce the winner of the $50 Target Giveaway (you still have time to enter!) in two short days! But enough about us. What we really want to talk about is YOU.
We live in the age of information. Yet, somehow much of people’s knowledge of contraceptive is based on old wives tales or misinformation. And why not, when the info is disseminated from trustworthy sources, such as parents, teachers, religious leaders, etc? Well, the Why Not is the most important part. The Why Not is the difference between planned and unplanned pregnancy, the difference between being healthy and living with a sexually transmitted disease for life, the difference between being a victim of circumstance
February 8, 2013 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Birth Control
Just 3 days until Birth Control News reveals its beautiful new face to you! Have you entered to win our celebratory giveaway of a $50 Target gift card?! Enter below or on our Facebook page. And now, strange but true facts about birth control… 1. The Pill may affect women’s taste in men.
Scientists have found that a major component of women’s attraction to a certain man is his major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes. Indicators of a man’s MHC genes are found in his scent. Typically, women are attracted to men with MHC genes different from theirs,
February 7, 2013 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Birth Control
With only 4 days to go, we’re nearly halfway to the unveiling of the new Birth Control News! You still have time to enter to win our $50 Target gift card giveaway! Enter below or on our Facebook page!
Read these 4 quotes about birth control, and then guess which famous person said each of them. Answers at the bottom of the blog!
1. “Birth control that really works: Every night before we go to bed we spend an hour with our kids.”
A. Tori Spelling
B. Roseanne Barr
C. Gavin Rossdale
2. “Neglect of an effective birth control policy is a never-failing source of poverty which, in turn, is the parent of revolution and crime.”
A. Winston Churchill
B. Ronald Reagan
3. “Political analysts say
February 6, 2013 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Condoms
It’s getting closer! Just 5 days until Birth Control News shows off its snazzy new look! Until then, enter as many times as possible to win the $50 Target gift card we’re giving away! Enter below or on our Facebook page!
These never-used condom slogans had the Birth Control News team laughing, and we hope they bring cheer to your day as well:
1. A crank with armor will never harm her!
2. Don’t be silly; protect your willy!
3. Wrap it in foil before checking her oil!
4. The right selection will save your erection!
And the old standby…
5. No glove, no love!
Now For the Giveaway…
Enter to win a $50 Target gift card in our daily countdown blog posts or in the Giveaway tab on
February 5, 2013 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Birth Control
Only 6 days until you get to meet the new Birth Control News! To celebrate this exciting news, we are giving away a $50 Target gift card. Enter below or on our Facebook page. What is the Implant? Sold under brand name Implanon, this small plastic rod is implanted in the inside of a woman’s upper arm to provide continuous birth control. Below we tell you what is so great about this tiny device with a huge impact: 1. No Babies as Far as the Eye Can See
Implanon continuously prevents pregnancy for up to 3 years, although it can be removed earlier if the woman is ready to have a child. No daily pill, monthly ring/patch or quarterly shot — just one administration of
Only 7 days until Birth Control News launches its new and improved look! In honor of our makeover countdown, enter below for a chance to win a $50 Target gift card!
Without further ado, we bring you 7 excuses (and rebuttals) for not using a condom:
1. I don’t know where to get condoms or I’m scared to buy them.
It’s easy to get condoms discreetly and for free for anyone with access to the Internet. Click here for links to several sites that send condoms for only the cost of shipping, and information on how to find out if your city government has a program for free condoms. Here’s another page with free condoms. Lastly, your local Planned Parenthood should have condoms for free.
February 4, 2013 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Birth Control News
Makeovers aren’t just for Maury contestants anymore: Birth Control News is about to debut a fabulous new look! So fabulous that you may not recognize us. Not to worry, we’ll still have in-depth info about your birth control, our forum where you can ask any contraception-related questions, and our blog full of the latest news in the contraception world. We took all that great content and repackaged it so the Birth Control News site will finally look as young, fun and sexy as we feel! **Please check out a preview of our new logo on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you think!** Counting Down to Our New Look… Every day until our new site is live, we’ll feature a countdown blog with the number of days
For decades, most of what women knew about intrauterine devices (IUDs) was based in hearsay and poorly conducted research. In my family, issues my grandma had with her copper IUD in the late 1970s discouraged my mom and my sister from using it. But I couldn’t help but be drawn to the IUD’s efficient, long-term pregnancy protection. Plus, the number of American women using the IUD has tripled since 2002, piquing my curiosity about what is so great about the tiny, T-shaped device.
When I began doing research on IUDs for my own use I was mostly met with medical community rhetoric, “Every form of contraception has risks and benefits. You have to weigh them yourself.” What that translated to was, “Blah blah blah.”
I just wanted someone to
January 17, 2013 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Birth Control
Are you afraid to share, retweet or “like” this blog? If so, you’re not alone.
Many people are unwilling to publicly show their support for the use of birth control. Perhaps they want to keep it a private matter. Maybe they’re not having sex or don’t believe in birth control for their own use. Or they might think people will judge them for talking about it.
The reality is that birth control – as well as a lack of knowledge of, conversation about and use of it – concerns all of us. If you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you have an important stake in the contraception conversation: