Someone asked us:
can you drink alcohol on birth control?
Yup. It’s safe to drink alcohol while on birth control, whether or not the method you use contains hormones. And booze won’t lessen the effectiveness of birth control, either.
But don’t go busting out celebratory keg stands just yet. Being intoxicated may put you at risk for unplanned pregnancy if you’re too drunk to use your birth control method correctly (like forgetting to take your pill or change your ring), or if you barf within two hours of swallowing a birth control pill. Drinking can also thwart your willingness and ability to use condoms correctly, which can put you at risk for pregnancy AND STDs.
Bottom line is: birth control doesn’t have to kill your party buzz (and vice versa). But drinking responsibly – or not at all – is the best way to ensure you stay hangover AND pregnancy free.
-Kendall at Planned Parenthood
When I say “boys are dumb” what I really mean is “boys have been raised in a patriarchal society that forces them into an incorrect and problematic view of masculinity that not only forces them to strip away valuable virtues from themselves, like patience and gentleness, but also forces them them to view and treat women in unhealthy ways that devalues women as people and makes them into objects purely for a man’s benefit”
but it’s a lot faster to say “boys are dumb”
“I think people are very adaptable. I’m a research librarian at Boston College, and one of the nurse theorists there developed what is known as ‘The Roy Adaptation Model.’ It describes how people can adapt to any health situation and lead a good life. That’s also my own philosophy. I find that whatever happens to you in life, you learn how to move on and rise above it. I walk, I work, and I contribute to society. I’m trying to have a life that gives to other people. But when I was three, I had polio. I spent a year in the hospital, and the doctors said I would be paralyzed for life. And yet my parents didn’t give up. We lived in Key West back then, and my father was in the Navy. He got me a big sandbox in the backyard, and all the sailors brought in sand from the beach. I would play in the sandbox all day, and that’s how I learned how to move and to walk. I owe it to my parents. That’s why I always told them they gave me life twice.”
Repping BC! And also she seems like a cool lady.