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active 2 years, 5 months ago
  • elle24 commented on the blog post Beyond the politics and pandering: birth control in your own words   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    Yeah, that was an amazing thread! I thought I was politicised about birth control before last week, but those comments just knocked my socks off (and motivated me to start regular contributions to PP). It’s been difficult to get you gurls out of my mind since then–I wish all of you the very best in [...]

  • elle24 commented on the blog post The Wednesday Weigh-In: Let’s Talk About Birth Control For REAL Edition   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    Adrienne, NO-ONE complains about the existence of the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK. We complain that it’s under-funded, badly managed, being gradually eroded by stealth privatisation. We–the professionals and the patients–do this all the time, because there’s a collective sense that it’s OURS and that we love it, despite its many faults, and [...]

  • elle24 commented on the blog post The Wednesday Weigh-In: Let’s Talk About Birth Control For REAL Edition   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    Andrew, funnily enough, I almost mentioned vasectomy in my post, but decided it was already over-long. Several years ago my partner, GP and I discussed alternatives to hormonal contraception, including vasectomy (“much cheaper for the NHS than tubectomy, far less hassle for him than for you”, she said). In the end though, we chose to [...]

  • elle24 commented on the blog post The Wednesday Weigh-In: Let’s Talk About Birth Control For REAL Edition   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    Until now I’ve always stopped myself from commenting on birth control posts because I feel that whatever I say will reek of privilege. But you’ve asked for first-hand accounts, so here’s mine, entirely positive. I live in the UK, land of free contraception. When I became sexually active at 16 I was fitted with a [...]

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