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    pennyroyalunplugged

    hey if y’all can please donate to the carolina abortion fund. nc is one of few states in the southeast to not currently be planning bans on abortions. we’re gonna be absolutely swamped from people in the southeast seeking safe abortions but there’s only so many people with so much funding that can help. ill reblog with the link.

    btw if you feel like you need to take a break during all this or you’re too overwhelmed by everything going on there is no harm in just taking some time away from being online. no one is obligated to constantly be exposed to the hellish current events happening and if you’re too tired and exhausted to keep up with them you have no moral obligation to Be Online and no one is going to get mad at you for taking a hiatus. do whatever you need to stop yourself from spiraling. take a day off. watch your favorite shows. check up on your friends. only do what you’re comfortable with, and if you have the will to face the shitshow head on, that’s great - but don’t force yourself to be online if you don’t want to. please, please stay safe out there, and know that you are not alone in this

    queercutlureis

    Definitely completely 100% unrelated to anything but, if you need a long term contraceptive option and want to avoid hormonal based options - copper IUDs are 99% effective at preventing pregnancy and can last between 5 - 10 years.

    Still use condoms though! IUDs don't protect from STIs and a barrier contraception will further decrease your odds of getting pregnant

    (Mainly throwing this out there bc I have heard conflicting things on the efficiency of hormonal birth control whilst on T and tbh do not understand any of it. But like, for anyone currently on or planning to go on it, this might be an option to consider)

    the-playing-card-system

    Copper iuds can be very dangerous though. ”Some risks include: the IUD slipping partly or entirely out of the uterus. an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy if using an IUD while pregnant. infection after insertion of the IUD, which may cause infertility if left untreated.”

    I have a plastic one, the mirena, and i recommend other non-copper iuds much more, but iuds are in general good, yeah.

    queercutlureis

    These are all risks of both copper and hormonal IUDs. They are good to be aware of, but very rare. In particular re the slipping, the doctor or nurse who gave you the IUD should teach you how to check the placement, so you can quickly identify an issue and seek treatment as needed.

    NHS copper IUD

    NHS hormonal IUD/IUS

    The risks are a decent chunk of the way down the pages of both - "slipping" is referred to as "displacement" here.

    The NHS unfortunately doesn't list the risk rates, on either, but according to this article by WebMD comparing the kinds: "IUDs are safe to use. Only an estimated 1 in 1,000 women have complications." (Apologies - can't find sources without cissexist language) This is listed under "what's the same" and does not differentiate between kinds of complications, frustratingly.

    The overall point is that a modern* IUD is generally safe regardless of type. It is 100% understandable to look at this risk rate and decide not to take that chance, but I would caution against calling either kind of IUD very dangerous.

    *I specify "modern" bc the IUDs of the 70s actually were dangerous in many instances, and for some people, this has had a hold over for how they view IUDs overall.

    [”Abortion will soon be banned in 13 states. Here’s which could be next.”

    Trigger ban to take effect within a month: Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky

    Likely to ban: Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina

    Uncertain: Arizona, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida

    Likely to remain legal: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Minnesota, Illinois, New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine]

    [”Thirteen states have trigger laws that will ban abortion now that Roe is overturned. BUT only three of them go into effect immediately: Kentucky, Louisiana, and South Dakota. If you have an appointment in those states, CALL YOUR CLINIC NOW. They can help you go somewhere else.

    Idaho, Tennessee, and Texas have trigger laws that go into effect after 30 days. If you have an abortion appointment in those states, DO NOT ASSUMED IT’S CANCELED. Call your clinic now. You may have 30 days left in your state.

    Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming also have trigger laws but they require a government process step to go into effec
    t. If you have an appointment in those states, DO NOT ASSUME IT’S CANCELED. There may be time. Call your clinic NO
    W.“]

    ——–

    It is still legal to travel to states where abortion is legal. The FDA allows abortion pills to be available by mail, and they are approved for the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. Telemedicine abortions will banned in states where abortion is illegal, but international groups like Aid Access will offer online consultations and mail pills to all states.

    Your internet activity can be used against you in court.Delete any period tracking apps and do not disclose your pregnancy online. Learn about internet privacy to keep your abortion private and secure.

    National resources for info and access to abortion:

    Aid Access:https://aidaccess.org/en

    Find an abortion provider:https://www.abortionfinder.org/

    National Abortion Federation:https://prochoice.org/#

    NAF Hotline (Monday - Friday 8 am - 7 pm EST, Saturday & Sunday
    8 am - 4 pm EST):1-800-772-9100

    Now is the time to donate to your local abortion fund. If you live in a state where abortion is likely to stay legal, clinics expect an influx of people from other states looking for healthcare. Consider providing transportation, lodging, and/or accompaniment if you can.

    National Network of Abortion Funds: http://abortionfunds.org

    List of abortion funds in states likely or certain to prohibit abortion: 

    https://www.thecut.com/article/donate-abortion-fund-roe-v-wade-how-to-help.html

    Hey, as an American, if you Aren't one maybe you can show some fucking sympathy to the people who are going to suffer right now. The amount of posts I've seen from non-americans saying shit like "lol greatest country in the world" and essentially laughing at us is not fucking comforting and can be really upsetting. Acknowledge that this is going to hurt us (we certainly fucking have) because we didn't just lose Roe v. Wade, we lost so much more. Read the fucking room for once.