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The Pioneer

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Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 25, 2017

With Donald Trump now officially the president of the United States, and women’s reproductive rights on the chopping block, one thing is for certain: I will be getting that precautionary IUD birth control method before it’s too late. On Monday, just one day after the 44th anniversary of la...

To be sterile or not to be sterile, that is the question

To be sterile or not to be sterile, that is the question

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2016

For generations, women have had the responsibility of preventing pregnancy. Sure, men have their options as well, but nothing as secure as birth control that women have taken for decades. Men have had three primary methods of birth control in condoms, pulling out or the dreaded vasectomy. ...

Your turn guys, birth control not just for women

Your turn guys, birth control not just for women

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 16, 2016

As a 23-year-old female who rebelliously popped her first Yaz birth control pill at age 14, unbeknownst to my parents, I feel like a contraceptive connoisseur. I’ve become seasoned in the art of skipping periods by avoiding the week of little pink pills at the end of the month and gettin...

Birth control: A hostage to be freed

Birth control: A hostage to be freed

Kali Persall,
Contributor

February 25, 2016

I received my first prescription of birth control pills when I was 14 years old. At 22, I have experimented with three different types of hormonal birth control over the course of eight years and have been to more clinic appointments than I can count. Let’s just say that a dwindling pack of birth cont...

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