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Sex in America: Some Things Never Change – And Some Do

Did the '60s really swing? Is hook-up culture really a thing? New research puts aside the catchy phrases to look at what different generations of Americans really think about sex. The study conside…


My Glamorous Life With HPV

“Just want to give a shout-out to all my HPV ladies out there,” is a thing I posted recently in an online forum for young women. The comment was in response to a poll that asked, “Do you have any STDs…


How to Make ‘The (Sex) Talk’ A Little Less Awkward

When my mom found out I was having sex (I repeat: “found out”) back in the day, it wasn’t an ideal situation. For Mother’s Day, I decided to take an informal poll of young women from lots of different…


Side Effect Spotlight: What’s Up With Spotting?

For many of us, periods can be an annoyance. But when they’re unpredictable and unruly, they can become a huge burden. Some birth control methods help deal with irregular periods, making cycles more r…


How to Avoid 6 Common Condom Problems

We've all been there. Things are heating up and you both know exactly what you want to happen next. One of you whispers those five crucial words: "Do you have a condom?"ť and the other produces one (o…


Still Paying for Birth Control? You Shouldn’t Be

On May 11th, 2015, the government released an FAQ list explaining exactly what insurance plans should cover in terms of preventive services, including birth control. Fingers crossed that this clarific…


How to Talk to Your Health Insurance Company

Getting what you need from your health insurance company can be tricky, confusing, or sometimes downright frustrating. It’s also so worth it. Thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act (ACA, a.k.a. Oba…


Is There a Connection Between Birth Control and Crohn’s Disease?

About 2 in 1,000 adults in the U.S. have Crohn's disease, a long-term inflammation of the small or large intestine. Doctors don't know for sure what causes the disease, but they know that women are mo…


Introducing Liletta: A(nother) new IUD

As the use of IUDs in the U.S. has gone up, so has the number of IUD options on the market. The latest to join the party is called LILETTA™, and it will be coming soon to a health care provider near y…


Oral HPV: Another Reason to Brush and Floss

As if having sweet-smelling breath weren't reason enough to brush and floss every day, here's another reason: there's a study showing that people with good oral hygiene are less likely to have human p…


about Bedsider

Everyone should have the life they want, when they want it. And until someone is ready to have a baby, we believe they should have access to birth control. That’s where we come in. Bedsider makes birth control easier. How? By giving you everything you need to find it, get it, and use it well.

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Joe Baker is VP of Causes and Advocacy for Care2. Joe oversees Care2's campaigns with its nonprofit partners. Previously, Joe worked for Amnesty... more

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