Birth Control Information

Bedsider’s Method Explorer

The explorer is a place to learn about all of the different methods of birth control. Click on any method for more details!

ARHP Method Match

You are unique and so are your birth control needs. Use this tool to compare methods on the criteria that matter most to you. Find the method that matches your lifestyle by sorting, filtering, and comparing up to 4 methods side-by-side.

Adolescent Health

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

This site offers a YOUTH FRIENDLY ONLINE RESOURCES for sexual and reproductive health. 

Go Ask Alice!

Geared at young adults,  this question and answer website contains a large database of questions about a variety of reproductive and sexual health concerns. 

Center for Young Women’s Health and Young Men’s Health

These websites provide information targeted at adolescents, including guides on a variety of sexual health topics such as contraception, STIs, LGBT health, and puberty. 

Girls Health.Gov

This website offers guidance to teenage girls and provides facts on sex and STDs, ways to protect yourself and a testing center locator. 

Bedsider

Providing accurate and honest information, this online birth control support network helps young women find the birth control method that’s right for them and how to use it correctly. 

Coalition for Positive Sexuality

This website offers resources and tools for teens to take care of themselves and affirm their decision about sex, sexuality and reproductive control. 

Love Matters 

This website offers a space to talk and ask questions openly and honestly about love, sex, and relationships for young adults around the world.

Options for Sexual Health

This online resource offers sexual and reproductive health care, information, and education from a feminist, pro-choice, sex positive perspective. 

Safe Teens

Teenagers can use this youth-friendly website to find information on teen pregnancy, STDs, safe sex, relationships, and LGBTQ issues. 

Stay Teen

Using videos, games, quizzes, and a sex education resource center, this website delivers quality information about sex, relationships, abstinence, and birth control for teens. 

Scarleteen 

This website provides a wealth of information for teens and young adults about sexuality, sex, and relationships, as well as advice and support, and even a safer sex shop. 

Teen Health 

Adolescents can use this website to learn facts about sexual health including articles about puberty, menstruation, infections, and birth control. 

Pre & Post Abortion Support

Pregnancy Options Workbook

The people who put together this book support you no matter what you choose. We have tried to give you a realistic picture of all the choices you can make–abortion, adoption, and being a parent. You will find exercises to help you make the best decision for you.

Abortion: Which Method Is Right For Me?

If you have decided on abortion as the answer to an unexpected pregnancy, you may have a choice as to which method will work best for you. This workbook has assembled information about different methods available, other women’s experiences of each method, and some wisdom from actual providers who have seen many, many women in your situation.

All Options

If you are trying to make a decision about a current pregnancy, need support for a challenge with pregnancy or parenting, or want to talk about a past experience with abortion, adoption, or pregnancy loss, you’ve found the right place.

 

 

 

 

15 Ways to Mentally & Physically Prepare for Your Abortion Procedure

So, you’re pregnant and you don’t want to be. If you’ve decided that having an abortion is the best option for you, there will be many more questions and considerations ahead of you.               Although it may feel like it right now, you’re not alone—around 650,000 women in the United States get an abortion every year, according to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Though this procedure is common, it can also feel shrouded in secrecy, especially when you’re looking for advice on what to expect. According to experts, there are a lot of ways to prepare physically and emotionally for your abortion. Self.com has put together some very helpful information and resources to assist you with your feelings and questions surrounding your decision to have an abortion.

Exhale

Are you looking for someone to talk to about your personal abortion experience? Exhale is here to listen.

A Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Resolution After an Abortion

If you feel like you need to heal emotionally or spiritually after an abortion, we have to separate all the factors that make up the complexity of the decision itself. Think of it as peeling away the layers of an onion—each layer reveals another. Ultimately, you will learn more about you and your life.

Peace After Abortion

Although most women who have abortions do not experience negative feelings, a significant number do. Either of these responses to having an abortion is “normal.” If you are having distress after an abortion, you can begin the healing process by exploring these pages.

Imagine Counseling

Convenient, affordable, pro-choice counseling before or after abortion, by telephone.
”I can help you make a choice you can live with, and live with the choice you have made.”
– Charlotte Taft

Ending a Wanted Pregnancy

Not all pregnancies have a fairy tale ending. If you’ve received a severe prenatal or maternal diagnosis and have decided to end your wanted pregnancy, this website exists to provide you understanding, comfort and support.

Men and Abortion

Much has been written about the legal, medical, and religious aspects of abortion itself and numerous studies have been done outlining the effects, both positive and negative, on women. But what about the men?

Abortion & Reproductive Health Blogs

Abortion Gang

Too many articles have proclaimed, exasperated: Where are young people in the feminist and pro-choice movements? Look no further. We are unapologetic activists for reproductive justice.

EverySaturdayMorning

An escort provides support to people obtaining abortions at the only clinic in in Louisville, KY.

Anti-Choice is Anti-Awesome

Dispatches from the front lines of the Pro-Choice movement in Canada. I am the former volunteer co-ordinator at an abortion clinic and current reproductive justice activist, and I will update whenever I can with more hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful stories of my experiences in the fight to break down this country’s barriers to reproductive choice.

Rewire

Rewire is a daily publication providing news, commentary and analysis on sexual and reproductive health and justice issues.

URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity

We work together to build strong communities where sexual health is valued, reproductive rights are upheld, and each body is celebrated and supported to be well, happy, and thriving.

Trans Health

Fenway Health

Fenway Health Transgender Program offers support and resources advocating for informed, quality healthcare regardless of gender identity or expression.

Gender Odyssey

Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse children of all ages, their families and supporters, and the professionals who serve them.

The Spectrum

"The Spectrum" is a helpful chart used to explain the wide array of Gender Expression, Gender Identities, & Sexual Orientations. We grabbed this graphic from The Trevor Project website. Feel free to download it and use it to educate friends & family members!

Legal Gender Changes in MT

This link takes you to a PDF version of the legal language outlining exactly what is required for the state of Montana to sanction a legal gender change. The sections pertaining to Transgender individuals are highlighted.

Changing the Gender on Your Birth Certificate in MT

As of December 17, 2017, Montana will issue a new birth certificate with an updated name and gender upon receipt of an affidavit from the individual, a government-issued ID showing the correct gender, or a court order. No court order or proof of surgery is required. Click this link for detailed information.

Montana Vital Records Correction Affidavit

This link takes you to a PDF version of the Montana Dept. of Health and Human Services Vital Records Correction Affidavit which is asked for on the above Changing Your Birth Certificate link. This does need to be notarized so read through the entire document, be sure to have everything together, then take what you need to a notary to fill it out. (We have an on call Trans notary if you want us to assist you with this step!)

Changing Your Name on Your Montana State Driver's License

This link takes you to a PDF version of the information that one needs to know in order to change their name on a driver license or ID card in the state of Montana. It includes a list of documents required as well as where one needs to go.

Adoption

Choice Network

We have partnered with over twenty clinics and have support from both pro-life and pro-choice agencies – we are truly a common ground. We care about the women who choose adoption, adoptive families and babies with so much love it hurts at times.

Religion & Abortion

Faith Aloud

As people of religious faith and conviction, Faith Aloud supports reproductive justice for every person. Because we have faith in women, we support all pregnancy options.

Catholics for Choice

We strive to be an expression of Catholicism as it is lived by ordinary people. We are part of the great majority who believes that Catholic teachings on conscience mean that every individual must follow his or her own conscience – and respect others’ right to do the same.

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

We are a national community of religious organizations and faithful individuals dedicated to achieving reproductive justice. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we seek to elevate religious voices wherever faith, policy and our reproductive lives intersect.

The Religious Institute

The Religious Institute is a multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.

National Council of Jewish Women: Voices for Reproductive Choices

Through the Voices for Reproductive Choices initiative, NCJW carries forward its historic legacy of mobilizing advocates to speak out for every woman’s reproductive rights and access to reproductive healthcare.

Pro-choice Activism

Abortion Conversation Project

We recognize the transformative power of pregnancy and all its possibilities. We envision a world in which abortion is affirmed as a moral decision without stigma. We believe that open and honest conversations, in a safe environment, about the experience of abortion will begin to create this world.

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

The mission of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is to amplify and strengthen the collective voices of Indigenous women and women of color to ensure reproductive justice through securing human rights.

NARAL Pro-Choice America

We are made up of pro-choice women and men across the United States. Together, we protect a woman’s right to choose.

National Organization for Women

NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

Feminist Majority Foundation

The Feminist Majority Foundation is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists – both women and men, girls and boys – are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.

Center for Reproductive Rights

For 20 years, the Center for Reproductive Rights has used the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.

National Advocates for Pregnant Women

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) works to secure the human and civil rights, health and welfare of all women, focusing particularly on pregnant and parenting women, and those who are most vulnerable – low income women, women of color, and drug-using women.

Provide

Provide is committed to access to safe abortion for all women in the U.S. We believe that by being clearly focused on abortion within the context of our broader values we will make a significant contribution to women’s health and autonomy.

Our Truths – Nuestras Verdades

Our Truths – Nuestras Verdades is a printed magazine published by Exhale twice a year, in English and Spanish. Its mission is to bring to light the diversity of abortion experiences by inviting each woman to speak her own truth, in her own voice. Through daring essays, reflective poems, and bold illustrations, contributors have the freedom to bust myths, challenge stereotypes, confront judgment, and explore social questions.