So what? You failed your finals. You gained some weight. So what? You’re single again. You lost your job. So what? What now? You live. You try again. That’s what.
REMINDER: if you have a vagina and want to use Plan B as an emergency contraceptive, it loses effectiveness if you weigh more than 165 lbs (74.84 kg) and is completely ineffective for those that weight more than 176 lbs (79.83 kg) (x)
This is horrifying. And sadly true.
The idea of efficacy being affected by BMI has really recently been called into question, I’ve actually been writing up some stuff about this for my job, here’s a little more information about this:
- "Having assessed all the available evidence on the effectiveness of emergency contraceptives, the CHMP considered that the data available are too limited and not robust enough to conclude with certainty that contraceptive effect is reduced with increased body weight, as stated in the product information for Norlevo,” the EMA said.” - "Weight Not a Factor in Emergency Contraception: EMA Panel," Megan Brooks, Medscape
- Here’s the press release regarding the start of the literature review by the European Medicines Agency.
- Here’s a press release regarding the same study quoted above, also by the European Medicines Agency.
- Here’s another overall review of existing literature from the Cochrane Collaboration, “We found 9 reports with data from 13 trials and 49,712 women. Five reports from 2002 to 2012 compared BMI groups. Only one found more pregnancies among overweight or obese women using one of the combined birth control pills.”
I don’t quite have time to track down any literature specifically about Plan B, but overall it’s better to take whatever form of emergency contraception is appropriate, healthy and available (if necessary) than to not. It looks like by far the most important factor in emergency contraception is to not delay taking it, so it’s recommended that anyone who is in need of EC take it as soon as possible regardless of BMI or weight.
Hey tumblr! Did you know that if you suffer from depression / anxiety or any other mental illness, you can register your dog as an emotional support animal, making it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to you? That’s right. No breed restrictions, no weight restrictions, no…
I would SO SO SO do this, but I’m like 98% sure Japan doesn’t have any rule like this. Mainly because mental illness is so marginalized here. I can try though…
Hey guys, I’m fortunate enough to be a part of the “MeatBall Head” Art show curated by the awesome nicocolaleo in L.A.
This one was fun, I rarely use line and have been having fun with it lately working on comics and planting Easter eggs in my pieces,would’ve liked to have planted more but eh, next time. Hope you like it.
Unfortunately I won’t be there but my piece will- along with some other awesome artists who I work with( wscottforbes, halfglovepunch , perinm & shaburdies ) and some who I follow on tumblr. Go check it out if you’re in the area at at Meltdown Comics/Nerdist Showroom on August 16th ! Should be a good time :).
1930’s Teen Delinquents
i.e. life role models
I’m just gonna reblog this again because it’s one of my favorite pictures ever.
That girl in the chair seems like such a badass I bet she was the leader of the crew.
I want to write about these girls.
When I was a teenager my mother found my grandmother’s (her mother) school scrapbook. It included things like photos, notes, and a two page spread of every demerit she ever received over the course of her formal education. Each of them set aside with little tags like she was so fucking proud of them. They were all for things like, “Unladylike behavior” or, “Skirt too short” or, “refuses to listen to authority”. I loved that spread so much.
I always have to reblog this.