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We’re disappointed by today’s decision to put politics before women’s health, but thank all of you for standing with Planned Parenthood.
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“We’re kind of reeling,” said Patrick Hurd, who is CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia — recipient of a 2010 grant from Komen — and whose wife, Betsi, is a veteran of several Komen fundraising races and is currently battling breast cancer. “It sounds almost trite, going through this with Betsi, but cancer doesn’t care if you’re pro-choice, anti-choice, progressive, conservative,”...
And, in your What-On-Earth news of the day, a Senator in Oklahoma has proposed a...– That and other news today on Feronia - we’re talking all about the latest news about sex and the government.
You Want to Put That...Where?
We’re talking the anal sex taboo today on Feronia - why people may enjoy it and how to make it more pleasurable for you and your partner. Get your questions answered!
Taking antibiotics can make your birth control...
gurrlplz: The more ya know!
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Hey, Tumbloggers! Remember that Someone You Know Has a Uterus sticker we posted yesterday? We’re giving them away today on The Feronia Project! Click this link, leave a comment, and be entered to win one!
Pregnant by Choice
From earlier today, we’re talking about how being pregnant is as much pro-choice as anything else. Pro-child, pro-family, pro-choice!
Three years ago, I stood on the corner of a busy intersection, 7 months...– Let’s not forget: choice doesn’t just mean abortion. Read Mary’s account today on The Feronia Project of what choice (and pregnancy) means to her.
It took a village of people — including Planned... →
pplm: No further commentary necessary on this must-read “open letter” to Planned Parenthood from a mother in Austin, TX.
I’ve done everything on this list and it doesn’t make me incompetent or...– Seen the Shit Girls Say video? Firdaus is breaking down this big gender stereotype - and how videos like it are both bad AND good.
All About Roe v Wade
Today on The Feronia Project, we’re talking about the history of the Roe v Wade case. Curious to know how it got to the courts? Find out here!
Thinking today of all those women pre-Roe who died in back-alleys and unsafe clinics in their quest not to have a child. Appreciating our reproductive freedoms today. Hoping we never go back to that time.
She asked if she could talk alone to me and proceeded to tell me that her dear...– Fosgood talks about her trip to Peru and meeting women who cannot get legal, safe abortions. Did you know 16 women die every day from complications from illegal abortions?
Last Chance: What's Your Favorite Sex Toy?
Tumbloggers, last chance! We’re reviewing sex toys for the Feronia Project next month and want suggestions on what to include. So, interested in finding out more about one particular sex toy? or What’s your favorite sex toy?
I wish more mothers would tell their daughters or their sisters or even the men...– A special post on Feronia today - in honor of NARAL’s Blog for Choice Day, Eleanor writes about what Roe v. Wade means to her.
Cold and Planetary: Planned Parenthood. →
planetariium: The so-called “culture of death” by anti-choicers. So here’s a wake-up call: Planned Parenthood does more than any other organization to prevent unnecessary abortions. Consider this: 3% of PP’s services are abortions. However, that means that 97% of their services are things such as pap tests,…
Abortion: One in Three
1 in 3 women have an abortion before age 45. It’s time to break the stigma and stop the shame.
FYI: Roe's Anniversary Weekend
We’ll be posting a little over this 39th anniversary weekend of Roe v. Wade, about why Roe’s important to us and how it’s important to all women in the United States.
Roe at 39 →
If you’re in the mood for an hour-long podcast, this is a really cool radio show featuring Sarah Weddington, who argued Roe in front of the Supreme Court, and the current head of NOW on women’s rights then…and now.
Fun Friday: Find Out About VOX
Happy Friday! It’s been a good day, with the news from President Obama coming down, allowing all women to have health care coverage for their contraceptives. If you’re in college, have you heard of VOX? Watch our Fun Friday video here about VOX and think about joining!
Bedsider: Great news about health insurance... →
YES! Planned Parenthood is also sending thank you notes to President Obama - send yours here. bedsider: Happy Friday to us (and to all of you who are into making birth control more accessible and affordable). The Obama Administration has decided to require most insurance plans to cover birth control without co-pays or deductibles under health reform. Thought this was already a done deal? Yes...
Cervical Cancer is Preventable
This morning, all about the cervix and HPV - our Medical Director, Dr. Sujatha Prabhakaran, writes on the importance of getting your pap tests and the cervical cancer vaccine in honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
Sex Is Supposed to Hurt, Right?
NO! Today on Feronia, we’ve got tips to make sex more pleasurable and make any of the pain go away.
In an ideal world, everyone involved in the medical field would understand that...– Today on Feronia, some steps to take if you’re transitioning and looking for a new doctor. It’s your right to get the health care you need!
What's your favorite sex toy?
Hey, Tumblrs! The Feronia Project is doing a sex toy review post that we’re putting up in February. So, what’s your favorite sex toy?
Jean Kilbourne, I Love You →
Have you heard of the ground-breaking feminist scholar, Jean Kilbourne? Today, you can find out! Firdaus is on Feronia, talking about how Kilbourne has had an impact on her. You have to check out the accompanying video on the post - it’s mind-blowing.
Lovemaking: About Connection, Not Erection
Today, on Feronia, we have a guest poster talking about love making - and how it’s connection, not erection, that makes for a truly intimate experience.
Fun Friday: Different is Normal
Happy Friday! On Feronia today, we’re featuring a video about genital sizes - and how, while they all may be different, they’re all normal.
The Sexpert: Associated Risks of Chlamydia →
reprohealthdaily: While chlamydia can be symptom-free, it’s important to remember that discomfort isn’t the only effect of a sexually transmitted infection. Here are some other risks of chlamydia to keep in mind and can remind us why it’s important to get tested! If untreated,…
Like I’ve said before, when you’re a sex educator, there are some questions that...– So, how did HIV come to be? We’re talking about it today on Feronia.
pplm: This fascinating video is of a brain during orgasm! Read the full article at the Huffington Post: Orgasm Research: Climax in an MRI Machine? Been There, Done That by Kayt Sukel
The Great Condom Negotiation
Ohh, the great condom negotiation before sex - we’ve all been there. Today, on Feronia, we’re talking about how to get what you want: namely your partner to wear a condom. (PS: Ever had a guy refuse to use a condom? Then he’s probably not worth having sex with in the first place.)
My ovaries are acting weird. I need a Planned Parenthood fast. Wish there was...– Wouldn’t that be awesome? (via blancateli)
I don’t think I’m alone in this. In fact, I think one of the most uniting thing...– A quote from today’s moving, personal post on Feronia - Firdaus’ experiences as an overweight woman and then a woman who lost the weight but not her overweight identity. Why do women hate their bodies?
Fun Friday: Oh-Oh-Oh-Orgasm →
We’re celebrating Friday by sharing one of Bedsider’s awesome videos, about orgasming and pregnancy. Thanks, Bedsider!
Stay safe and get tested →
singleinchicago: Today I made an appointment at Planned Parenthood to get a round of STI tests, just in case. You can request an appointment online, including the time of day and day of the week you prefer. Convenient! And your boss doesn’t have to hear you through the thin walls of your tiny office when you tell someone on the phone you’d like to be tested. I haven’t been to Planned...
This Week in Sexism & Gender
Today on Feronia, we’ve got a wrap-up of all the latest news in sexism, from gendered toys (children’s toys, that is) to women fighting for their rights in Egypt.
I’ve been a Planned Parenthood supporter my whole life—since my mom took...– Another reason to love Maggie Gyllenhaal: she wrote an article in Glamour Magazine, explaning why she stands with Planned Parenthood.
Average Floridians are fed up with the Governor and those legislative leaders,...– Are you in Florida? Join an Awake the State Rally on Tuesday, January 10th and tell Florida’s governor and legislature that you’ve had enough of their policies!