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No Plan B vending machines at CSUEB

No Plan B vending machines at CSUEB

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Gone are the days of embarrassing store purchases and unnecessary physical examinations; buying condoms, pregnancy tests or emergency contraceptive is now as simple as shoving some bills into a vending machine, at least at UC Davis. On April 21, a project headed by senior Parteek Singh to make re...

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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...

SF Maternity Law: A baby step to progress

SF Maternity Law: A baby step to progress

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If you’re a parent-to-be living in San Francisco, congratulations! Come January 1, 2017, you’ll no longer have to choose between your baby and a paycheck; at least for six weeks. On April 21, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee signed a law that will grant new parents six weeks of fully paid family l...

Got (breast) milk? California high schools embrace motherhood

Got (breast) milk? California high schools embrace motherhood

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Breast pumps are quickly becoming fixtures at public high schools across California. It’s not a trend, but it might just be the reason more teenage mothers will be shopping for their caps and gowns, come graduation. Fresno High School made headlines last month when it unveiled its brand new breastfeeding room, which provides a sa...

Janet Jackson pregnant at 49: “Damn Baby!”

Janet Jackson pregnant at 49: “Damn Baby!”

Cynia Sapp,
Contributor

May 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As the common saying goes, age is just a number, but when it comes to getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy, it can matter. Having kids after 35 years of age can be a joyous event, but the chances of problems — such as down syndrome — rise. My mother became pregnant at the age of 41 in th...

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