Must Read: Laura Eldrige's Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women

Mon, 02/22/2010 - 17:17
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Wow! I finally got around to reading Laura Eldridge's book "In Our Control" The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women and I couldn't put it down. Sure I've known that women controlling our own reproduction is political. But reading Laura's history about contraception blew my mind. It's all about men and their womb envy.

As a long term very satisfied user of the diaphragm, I often wondered why it fell out of use. Well, it's obvious to me now. It's the fuckless pharmaceutical companies greedy for more money even if it endangers women lives! Every woman needs to rethink the pill. Are we so lazy and so out of touch with our bodies that can't insert a diaphragm? We need an army of Barbara Seamans to take on this heartless industry.

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Diaphragm?

Mon, 02/22/2010 - 19:35
Sandara (not verified)

I'm 24 and I've never even heard my gynecologist mention the word "diaphragm", ever. She sure as hell was ready to put me on the patch after my first visit. Also, when I told her I did some research and found out that I was 3 times as likely to get a clot on the patch than the pill, she rolled her eyes and said it was advertising. I was pissed. I'm currently looking for a new gyno.

Laura is an amazing and

Tue, 02/23/2010 - 08:33
Alisa (not verified)

Laura is an amazing and insightful woman. I can't wait to get my hands on the book myself :) I used the pill for a scant year about a decade ago and it's amazing my relationship survived. My PMS went through the roof and my sex drive went down the tubes. Never again.....

contraceptive pill and endometriosis

Sun, 02/28/2010 - 08:01
April

My doctor has me on the pill to prevent endometriosis. I'd rather not take the pill, but I'd much rather not have recurring endometriosis after having had 2 operations for it so far.

I remember having a diagphram when I was younger, and mishandling it so it flew out of my fingers across the room, like a frisbee...