Posts Tagged: access
I first knew depression ran in my family when I was about thirteen, searching the names printed on my mom’s prescription bottles on the internet to see if any of them could be a substitute for Tylenol. Most of them turned out to be antidepressants and sleep aids, plus a few for nausea and allergies. I put them back, and moved on with the day. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary at first glance. It explained why she slept so much on weekend afternoons, yet was always able to catch me awake at 3am watching cartoons on a school night. I also remember brushing off the worry with the faux assurance of SSRIs working just like all medicines do: pop the pill with a glass of water, and she should be… Read more »
National Voter Registration Day was this past Tuesday and with the last day to register to vote being October 6th, that means that getting yourself registered is more crucial than ever. I’ve never really considered myself a political person. I voted in my first election back in 2012 when President Obama was re-elected, but when I went to the ballot box the only candidates I knew anything about were the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates. I don’t even remember the other candidates I voted for. I was 18 and I was an uniformed voter, but I was still exercising my right. Two years later, and now in my third year of college I’ve become a lot more active on campus. Through my campus’s feminist student organization I’ve learned the intricacies of… Read more »
Imagine that you are a college student who has just taken their first unexpected positive pregnancy test. You decide that an abortion is your best choice, but the closest clinic is across your state, 3 hours away. You’re practically eating ramen for two out of three meals a day, and the cost of an abortion, plus possible gas money and a night at a hotel, adds up quickly. What do you do? That’s where a telemedicine abortion would come in. Telemedicine abortion: Sounds like a thing of the future, right?