According to the Centers for Disease Control, not enough people are getting vaccinated against HPV. The HPV vaccine can protect you against the types of HPV that cause most cases of cervical cancer and genital warts. We’ve got answers to common questions about the HPV vaccine on our website. Reblog this post to help get the word out about the HPV vaccine.
You might need to sit down for this one. It kinda goes against everything you’ve ever heard or learned or maybe even experienced. But it just so happens to be true. Are you ready?
There is no evidence that taking birth control pills causes you to gain weight.
I know, I know. Your cousin. Your best friend. Your dental hygienist. They’ve all complained about gaining weight while taking the pill. And maybe they did. But it wasn’t because of the pill.
Like most myths, it’s hard to figure out where this pill-slander originated. But the idea that the birth control pill makes you gain weight is everywhere—it’s among the most common reasons people choose not to use the pill. So where did this convincing urban legend originate?
Slate has some ideas, including the good ol’ “blame it on the hormones” excuse. But what we do know for certain is there’s no convincing scientific evidence that birth control pills make you gain weight. That’s right, none. Shout it from the rooftops!
-Nathan at PPFA
Three cheers for birth control! According to a new CDC study, the abortion rate for women in their 20s has dropped because of increased access to birth control. Where would you be today without your birth control? Give us your answer in your reblog.
The New York Times did their homework and they’re letting you know: Plan B (aka “the morning-after pill”) mainly works by preventing sperm and egg from meeting, and there’s actually no evidence that it prevents an already fertilized egg from implanting. Plus, it’s safe, effective, and a huge relief to tons of people. Give us a Like or a Reblog if you’re glad emergency contraception exists! Read the entire article here.
The HPV vaccine is a series of shots that protect against the types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause most cases of cervical cancer and genital warts. But a recent study reports that not all girls and young women who start the series get all three injections. In order to be protected, you gotta get all the shots. Click here to learn more about the HPV vaccine.
Someone asked us:
Q. What’s going to happen now that Arizona has cut off funding for Planned Parenthood? I rely on PP for my birth control, will I be unable to get it now?
If you’re concerned, you’re not alone. Planned Parenthood Arizona provides essential, lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, breast health services, Pap tests, and testing and treatment of STDs to tens of thousands of Arizonans. The new law could result in the elimination of all Medicaid funding for patients cared for at Planned Parenthood health centers, which would directly affect 4,000 patients.
Planned Parenthood Arizona is committed to providing high quality reproductive health care services at an affordable price. If you’re a patient, contact the health center to get the latest information on how these laws could impact available funding and learn about alternate payment options to help cover your visit.
Of course, you can always get involved to help fight legislation and policies that negatively impact access to women’s health care. Click the “Get Involved” link at the top of the page and then spread the word both online and off.