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Mar 10, 2011

I Have Sex (and So Do A Lot of Young Americans)

There's something in the government water because lately it feels like all they want to do is control our uterus's (Uteri?). Like back off politicians, I know how this organ works, and until you get your period in the middle of 10th grade math class while wearing khakis, don't tell me what to do with my body. And I'm not the only one who feels this way. A bunch of awesome college students made this awesome video.

Feb 24, 2011

Sex in the News: Planned Parenthood & Abortion Law

The House in Arizona passed a bill to ban abortions performed on the basis of race or sex. This means women would have to justify the reason they want to have an abortion. This is especially problematic because a selective body could try and target a women's race as the reason she wants an abortion rather than the fact that maybe she can't afford to support a child at that stage in her life.

Feb 22, 2011

Stand Up, Speak Out: The College Girl's Guide to Activism

As college students and young women, we should be aware of what's going on around us. Sometimes sitting around doesn't seem good enough, but people often say "I'd get involved, but I don't know how." Consider this your friendly college guide to activism so you can get involved:

Teens Are Relying on the Rhythm Method, But Why?

Here's a little statistic that will make your head spin: According to a new study, 17 percent of teens have used the rhythm method for birth control, and the number is growing day by day.

Why Everyone Should Get Tested

[The following post is courtesy of Vanessa Cullins, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs at Planned Parenthood. If anyone knows...

Apr 2, 2009

Apr 2, 2009

HIV/AIDS — A Very Real Risk for College Women

Once in a while, we get a variation of this question via e-mail: “I’m a woman in college, and I’m wondering if I still need to be worried about getting HIV. Isn’t it pretty much under control by now?”

Apr 1, 2009

CollegeCandy’s STD Awareness Day

Did you know that April is STD Awareness Month? Probably not seeing as it's not the most exciting thing to celebrate. I'm not sure many cities or towns hold parades with condom floats rolling down the street and children with "Yay, Herpes!" balloons tied to their wrists.

Feb 17, 2009

Wrap It Up for National Condom Week

This year, to celebrate both Valentine’s Day and National Condom Week (from February 14th to the 21st), in order “to...

Dec 5, 2008

The Weekly Wrap Up: We Learned So Much This Week!

Finals are coming, which means we are spending every waking moment trying to learn all those things we should have...

Dec 4, 2008

Happy Holidays! Here’s An Abortion!

I am all about creative gift giving for the holidays (homemade cookbook filled with the best drunk food recipes? Oh yeah), but even I am not sure about the most recent promotion from Planned Parenthood.Gift certificates. For abortions.

Mar 9, 2008

HPV: What Is It? And Could I Have It?

The first time I heard about HPV (Human papillomavirus), I’m pretty sure it was during a flash of a Gardisal...