Is Fertility Awareness a Teched-up Disguise of the Rhythm Method? #Periodically 16

I first heard the phrase "Rhythm Method" in a Religious Education class at my all-girls catholic high school. It was discussed alongside actual birth control methods like the pill and condoms, and I detected a tone of skepticism in the voice of my teacher. I have a vague memory of dropping the phrase at home one…

Does being ‘anti-pill’ make me a bad feminist? #Periodically 13

As discussed at great length (sorry) in A Tale of Two Pills I consider my relationship with hormonal contraceptives to be over. It is an unpopular opinion, one I've struggled to conclude myself for a long time. In my world, the pill has always been seen as this great feminist tool. It sat on its pedestal throughout…

Conversations with doctors that shouldn’t have happened #Periodically 4

I have been very lucky with the doctor who's been helping me sort my uterus out in Swansea, and it's a little daunting that whatever happens now I'm going to have to figure it all out without Dr H now I'm back in Essex. Regardless, there are a couple of conversations that have happened with…