Are you electing candidates who will safeguard your reproductive health?
Reproductive Health in the Philippines has treaded such a rocky road. Seen as one of the most controversial measures deliberated by legislators, the RH Bill languished for 13 years in Congress before it was passed by both the Senate and the House
We're in the bottom three.
On March 5, a Singapore-based insurance company called ValueChampion published a study on the most dangerous countries for women in the Asia Pacific region.Out of the 14 countries on the list, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines are considered the least
When sexual health meets population control
Finally, we've got development on some key national issues: sexual health, population control, and poverty. After his executive order in January 2017 to provide access to modern family planning, President Rodrigo Duterte officially OKd the full and intensified rollout of the
Learn more about oral contraceptives.
Are you thinking about getting on the Pill? Or maybe you're already on it, but still want a little more information on using it. Oral contraceptives are one of the most popular birth control methods available locally.Learn more about them
Thinking about getting an intrauterine device, or IUD?
When it comes to birth control methods, most of those available in the Philippines are either short term (lasting one to three months) or permanent, such as sterilization. None of this is true for the IUD, or intrauterine device, which can serve
Six things to consider when choosing your contraception method.
When it comes to choosing the best way to prevent pregnancy, it isn't possible to make a blanket statement declaring one method better than all others. The birth control method that works for your friends may not be the best choice
Morning-after pills aren't legally sold anywhere in the Philippines.
When it comes to sex, I'm as vanilla as they come. I couldn't really talk about sex with some of my friends, who often had multiple partners or regularly got invited to BDSM balls. Sure, as a bisexual
Come on guys, it's 2018.
At the recently concluded first celebration of World Contraception Day in the Philippines, volunteers on-ground for NGOs and LGUs alike emphasized the importance of men's responsibility in birth control use-specifically, how they either tend to gloss over contraceptive
What are your other options?
Birth control is not a one size fits all thing. We've talked to some Pinays about their experiences on birth control pills, but what about women who actively choose a contraceptive method other than the pill? Here's what
Some women use disinfectants to avoid pregnancy.
Today, we're lucky enough to have a range of contraceptive options available to us. They have all been thoroughly researched by medical professionals and are deemed safe to be used.However, in other parts of the world, contraceptive methods are
Here are all the different methods so you can make the right decision for you.
We now have a lot of choices when it comes to planning our future families. But sometimes choice can be confusing, and the more we understand our bodies, the more important it is to choose the right contraceptive methods for our health,
They impact your monthly cycle in varying degrees.
You get one every month, so you probably have a pretty good idea of what's normal for your body when it comes to your period. But if there's one thing that can throw a cat amongst the metaphorical
Ramona Diaz's documentary 'Motherland' is a wake-up call for every Filipino.
Inexplicable pain from pushing a body out of you, followed by a rush of love. Love at first sight. A mother cradling her newborn, the father leaning in, awestruck and caressing his fragile baby. Many of us often imagine childbirth to be
It's not what you'd think.
It's a long-running joke (that isn't remotely funny) that men hate wearing condoms. The reasons you'll hear can range from "they don't feel as good" to "I just don't like them."
As the clock ticks and the controversial TRO stands, they're all running out.
In 2015, a group called Alliance for the Family Foundation Philippines filed a complaint with the Supreme Court (SC). The group alleged that certain contraceptive implants allowed under the RH Law have "abortifacient side effects."Thus, the SC issued the temporary restraing
There's no need to panic.
Every woman knows how stressful it is to realize that you've missed a pill. Are you doomed? Should you stop having sex? What happens to the rest of the pack? ARE YOU ALREADY PREGNANT? We know that last one is a
WRAP. IT. UP.
When it comes to having protected sex, many of us leave it up to the guy to know how to properly wear a condom. But what we're realizing is that men aren't as vigilant about it as they should be,
Only 23 out of the 48 existing hormonal contraceptives are available in the market and most of them are expected to expire by 2018.
If you're like a lot of Filipino women, you're anxious about the country's dwindling contraceptive supply after the Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) that affected the registration and renewal of hormonal contraceptives.And you're probably
They *do* ease poverty.
1. Some types of birth control are much more effective than others.Birth control is any method, medicine, or device that aims to prevent pregnancy. Contraceptives are classified as:2. There is a demand for effective birth control.Precisely because some contraceptives
And how effective they are.
To make big decisions, like having sex, it's important to know all your options, especially in terms of birth control. After all, safe sex is great sex. Ahead are 10 birth control methods to choose from:VIDEO: Jean Saturnino. ILLUSTRATION:
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