Do you have literally any question ever about birth control? Bedsider has the answers.
Chaired by Dr. Eve Epsy of the University of New Mexico, Bedsider is an all-in-one guide to birth control. It covers everything from where to get it, to what kind is best for you, to daily text reminders to take it. Of all the features, these are the three that Hello Flo likes the best.
Bedsider has created an interactive guide to choosing the birth control that’s right for you. Giving you every option from sterilization, to the pill, to “not right now,” the site goes in depth about every aspect of each method. It’ll help you choose the right method for you by helping you explore what your priorities are. For example, you can tell the site you want your birth control to be hormone free or easy to hide or most effective for STI prevention. It’s also incredibly sex positive, which is surprisingly not always the case when it comes to birth control education. The site also touches on what to do if you find yourself with an unwanted pregnancy, giving you a full guide to all of your options.
Bedsider wants you to have safe and protected sex without having to leave your zip code. Simply type your zip code or city into their contraception finder and they lay out a map of all the places you can get birth control near you. Turns out there are there are seven places I can get birth control within a ten block radius of my apartment. The site lays out all the services each center provides, gives you all the information you need to make an appointment, and will send you a text or email reminder of your appointment once it’s made. Seriously, I think I’m in love with a website.
When you click on the Guy’s Guide you are greeted with a picture of a sexy man and a horse and the words “Guy Nottadadi knows you don’t know squat about birth control. It’s okay, though. He wants to help.” The guide has videos about every type of birth control as well as a guide for how men (particularly cismen) can understand and contribute when it comes to birth control. It also speaks openly about sterilization as a legitimate birth control method without any of (the unfortunate) stigma surrounding it.
Bedsider is an incredible tool for understanding, obtaining, and remembering birth control. 10/10 would recommend to a friend. Learn more here.
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