Elisabeth Garber-Paul

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Elisabeth Garber-Paul is a recent graduate from The New School’s Eugene Lang College, where she was the Editor in Chief of the New School Free Press. She now interns at The Nation magazine in New York, and has been published in OMMA, Media, and The Nation.


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The Evil Pill?

The Evil Pill?

Elisabeth Garber-Paul

In a column on CSCNews.com yesterday, Judie Brown made the ridiculous statement that birth control is "a recreational drug with serious side effects." As if unprotected sex isn't?

IUDs Now A-OK?

IUDs Now A-OK?

Elisabeth Garber-Paul

I’ve been looking for a new form of birth control for a while. The pill never really interested me—I was on it for nearly a year in high school, but the side effects, along with actually remembering to take it—made it more difficult than helpful.

Kenya Gets Plan B

Kenya Gets Plan B

Elisabeth Garber-Paul

While here it has, generally, become a widely accepted emergency option, the BBC reported today that in Kenya, the emergency pill—or e-pill, as it’s called there—has caught on as many women’s favorite method of birth control, “some even buying the pills in advance.”

Our Forgotton Foremother: Matilda Joslyn Gage

Our Forgotton Foremother: Matilda Joslyn Gage

Elisabeth Garber-Paul

Nearly 150 years after their radical ideas helped to begin the first wave of feminism, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are still household names. However Matilda Joslyn Gage, the outspoken journalist and early advocate for civil rights who worked closely with them on the day to day operations of the National Woman Suffrage Association, has largely been left out of the story.

La Derecha de Elegir

La Derecha de Elegir

Elisabeth Garber-Paul

According to a report on Tuesday from Life Site News, the pro-life movement in Mexico is gaining ground. While abortions are still available in cases of rape and when the mother’s life is at risk, the option of terminating a pregnancy for any other reason is looking grim to those south of the border.

Teaching Withdrawal

Teaching Withdrawal

Elisabeth Garber-Paul

Despite the taboo against unprotected sex, it turns out that the withdrawal method, a.k.a. pulling out, is nearly as effective as condom use when used properly. As more evidence surfaces about the reality of withdrawal, should we include it in comprehensive sexual education?

LA Rape Kits Left to Rot

LA Rape Kits Left to Rot

Elisabeth Garber-Paul

As a Law and Order: SVU junkie of sorts, I always assumed that there would be a sassy female detective pestering the crime lab to ensure that any sexual offender would be tracked down and reprimanded for their crime, making sure that every bit of evidence is tested. But when it comes to the handling of rape kits, life doesn’t always imitate television.

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