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Mifepristone access + What it's like to work at a Planned Parenthood health center
+ Kids, gender identity, and being trans
A close up of a white Mifepristone pill
"It'll be the first time the conservative-majority Court will weigh in on abortion since it overturned Roe v. Wade"
Even before the Dobbs decision last year, medication abortions accounted for about 54% of all abortions in the US. Now, the Supreme Court has announced it will hear a legal challenge to the FDA's approval of mifepristone, one of two drugs used for medication abortions.
Read more from The Cut here on what this means and what's next.
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Ask the Experts:
"I keep getting yeast infections. What causes them and how can I prevent them?"

Dealing with yeast infections can be frustrating and uncomfortable, but you're not alone. Your vagina has a natural balance of healthy bacteria and yeast. But when too much yeast grows, it causes an infection. Here are some of the things that can lead to a yeast infection:
  • Taking certain medicines, like antibiotics or steroids, can get rid of the good bacteria in your vagina. Good bacteria helps keep yeast in check.
  • Hormonal changes, like your menstrual cycle or pregnancy, can create an environment for yeast to grow.
  • Eating a lot of sugary foods — yeast thrives on sugar.
  • Wearing tight pants, a wet bathing suit, damp clothing, or underwear with no breathable cotton crotch — yeast thrives in moisture.
You can help prevent yeast infections by:
  • Cleaning your vulva with mild, unscented soap and water regularly
  • Wearing breathable, cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothing whenever possible
  • Changing out of wet bathing suits or clothing as soon as possible
  • Avoiding douching, which can disrupt the natural balance of bacteria in your vagina: Your vagina is actually self-cleaning when left alone!
  • Taking a probiotic, as directed by your nurse or doctor, when you're on antibiotics: While there's not enough research yet, some people find that taking probiotics at the same time as antibiotics helps prevent problems.
  • Managing stress (if and where you can!): Deep breathing, meditation, yoga, or mindfulness practices can help reduce stress. Stress can weaken your immune system's ability to control yeast levels.
Learn more about yeast infections and how to prevent them.

*Note: Planned Parenthood is not responsible for nor does it endorse any legal, medical, or other advice or information provided by any of the entities identified or referenced herein or by any other third parties, whether referenced herein or not.

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