To start off Birth Control Appreciation Day, I decided to make an informative masterpost on contraceptives! I hope this helps anyone who may want more information on their birth control or someone trying to decide what kind of birth control is best for themselves! Happy (birth control) hunting! - PaigeDIFFERENT TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL:
- Birth Control Pills - [x] [x]
- Mini Pill (Progesterone-only Pill) - [x]
- The Patch (Ortho Evra) - [x] [x]
- The Shot (Depo-Provera) - [x] [x]
- Birth Control Sponge - [x] [x]
- Vaginal Ring (Nuva Ring) - [x] [x]
- Spermicide - [x] [x]
- Implant (Implanon and Nexplanon) - [x] [x]
- IUDs (Mirena, Skyla, and ParaGard) - [x] [x]
- Condoms (Male and Female) - [x]
- Withdrawal (Pullout Method) - [x] [x]
- Diaphragm - [x] [x]
- Breastfeeding - [x]
- Cervical Cap - [x] [x]
- Sterilization (Male and Female) - [x]
- Abstinence - [x] [x]
- Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FAMs) - [x] [x]COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL:
- Do certain medications make my birth control less effective?
- Can I delay or eliminate my period with my birth control?
- Will my pregnancy tests come out with an accurate result while I’m on birth control?
- Can I use several birth control pills at once in replace of an emergency contraceptive?
- Does birth control cause weight gain?
- What should I do if I miss a pill?
- What should I do if the condom breaks or slips off inside of me?
- If I’m on the ring or the patch and I forget to replace it on the right day, do I need to use backup?
- I’ve heard that the birth control ring can pop out. What should I do if this happens?
- Can birth control increase my risk of getting cancer?
- Can you change your mind after having a tubal ligation or vasectomy?
- Is it normal to spot or bleed in between periods while on birth control?
- Does certain hormonal birth controls affect my blood pressure?
- Can being overweight affect my birth control’s effectiveness?
- Can certain birth controls lower my libido?EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES:
- Types of EC: Plan B / Ella / ParaGard IUD - [x] [x]
- What are emergency contraceptives?
- How do they work?
- How well does it work?
- What are the side effects?
- When should I take an emergency contraceptive?
- Are emergency contraceptives less effective the heavier you are?
- If I am under the age of 18 in the US, can I buy emergency contraceptives without my parent’s knowledge or consent?
- If I take an emergency contraceptive today, am I covered if I have unprotected sex tomorrow?
- Will taking emergency contraceptives too many times affect my fertility?
- To find more questions and answers about emergency contraceptives, you can go here.
- Información anticonceptivos de emergencia es disponible en Español, aquí.OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES AND/OR CERTAIN
- Condoms for people with latex allergies.
- Condoms for vegans. [x] [x] [x]
- Other vegan contraceptive options.
- Different types of birth control without estrogen.
- Contraceptives without any hormones.
- Birth control methods that are useful to people with religious concerns. [x] [x]OTHER BENEFITS OF TAKING BIRTH CONTROL:
- Taking oral contraceptives can help lower the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer.
- Using birth control helps treat acne.
- Birth control can help treat the pain caused by Endomitriosis.
- Contraceptives offer relief to people with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
- Anemia can be avoided/treated by using birth control.
- Irregular periods can become more regulated by using birth control.
- The pill can lead to fewer ectopic pregnancies.MYTHS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL (All the myths below are dispelled
through the links given):
- Emergency contraceptives and birth control pills cause abortions.
- Free contraceptives and/or condoms makes people participate in risky sexual behavior.
- The pill makes you gain a lot of weight.
- Douching after sex prevents pregnancy.
- You have to start your birth control on a Sunday.
- Taking the pill for a long time can make you infertile.
- Hormonal contraceptives protect you from contracting STIs.
- You don’t need to be on birth control while breastfeeding.
- I won’t get pregnant my first time having sex.
- The Pill is effective immediately after you take it.
- I won’t get pregnant if I shower or pee after sex.
- My body needs a rest from birth control at least once a year.
- Emergency contraceptives are affected by alcohol.
This is wonderful!
This is a fabulous post!! All sorts of important information for everyone in one place!
Welcome to today’s Penguin Teen Meet the Illustrator! Today we’re happy to introduce Adam Watkins, whose book R is for Robot: A Noisy Alphabet, is a fun, funky, summer read, with beautiful, brightly-colored illustrations. Check out Adam’s answers to our questions below to find out more about his life as an artist, illustrator, and parent!
Name: Adam Watkins
Book: R IS FOR ROBOT: A NOISY ALPHABET
Date Available: 6/26/2014
What media and materials do you use to create your illustrations?
Depending on the nature of the book, I’ll use a small variety of techniques to create the images. For example, with R IS FOR ROBOT, I used mixed media of pen and ink colored with oil washes. The ink gave me allowance to get all of the fine details in each robot, while the oil gave the illustrations that vibrant punch of color against the white background.
Also, I’m almost done illustrating a three book series, LITERALLY DISTURBED by Ben H. Winters (Price Stern Sloan), which is a compilation of creepy poems. For these illustrations I’m using pencil to give the books a dark, ominous feel.
What’s your favorite color and why?
This is a great question! I would say my favorite color is almost any shade of blue. I don’t really have a special reason for this – I’ve just always liked blue.
Who’s your favorite artist or illustrator, living or dead and why?
This is always a hard one. The dead ones would be guys like Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Maxfield Paris, Dr. Seuss, Charles Schulz…the list goes on. As for the artists still living, I would say C.F. Payne, Loren Long, Peter de Seve, Bill Watterson, Will Hillenbrand, and a ton of others.
Why? Well, for many of them, it’s because they all have similar styles or techniques that I like, and I’ll try to include my interpretation of those in my work. And for others, it’s their career. At this point, I’m drawn to other illustrators not only by their style, but also by the path they took or have taken to get them where they are.
Where do you do your work?
I work out of my home. My studio is on the second floor of our house. I love having my work space in the house because when I’m working long hours, I’m still “home” and can spend time with my wife and two kids.
Aside from the text of R is for Robot, where did you find inspiration for your illustrations?
For me, inspiration comes from everywhere, all the time. I’m constantly inspired by all the illustrators I mentioned in Question #3. But for these robots, inspiration came through sketching a million robots in sketchbooks, watching cartoons with my kids, and working with my awesome team at Penguin!
You can find Adam online on his website.
when im older and my kid needs me to sign something for school im just gonna write “Dad” in really crappy handwriting so it seems like my kid forged my signature and the teacher calls to tell me and im just “yes no it is i dad”
i posted this when i accidentally took too much medication
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It’s not punk to antagonize minimum wage workers.
Like writing shit on bathroom stalls, making messes in grocery and big box stores, trashing hotel rooms, yelling at actual workers about how horrible their capitalist employers are. Stop doing this shit. You are making life harder for those you claim to identify with and want to help.