Instead of coming from me, sometimes it’s better to hear stories directly from the people who are going through it. This powerful blog entry is written by a patient of mine during her battle with an eating disorder. She gave permission to share it. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please contact a health care provider. Check out National Eating Disorders Association for more information.
– Paula Cody, MD, MPH
It being National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (#NTPPM) and all, we’re going to continue the talk about….wait for it… pregnancy prevention! Emergency contraception is not something that people plan for, hence the name “emergency contraception.” However, it is a safe, (reasonably) effective, and widely available second line of defense against unplanned pregnancies for when intercourse happened without contraception or the contraception failed for some reason (condom broke, missed a pill, etc).