Rebecca Koon

Freelance Writer Specializing in Feminism, Culture, Sex, and Relationships

United States

I'm a writer and educator focused on sexuality and feminism. I think a lot about equity, especially in parenting and the workplace, and how we can work together to create systems in which everyone gets what they need to live the life they want.

What Does An IUD Insertion Feel Like?

An intrauterine device (IUD) can be an amazing birth control option for many people, but it may seem strange or a little scary to think about having this T-shaped device inserted into your uterus. You might be wondering what it feels like to have an IUD inserted, and what having one is like long term.

Do You Ovulate Before Or After Your Period?

Which came first, the bleeding or the egg? Unlike the old adage, we have a firm answer on this one: the bleeding. Medical professionals count the days of the menstrual cycle in a specific order: the first day of bleeding is day one of the cycle.

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The Radical Idea of Providing Doulas for Abortions | Bitch Media

In 2007, three reproductive justice advocates had a revolutionary idea: people having abortions should have continuous, nonjudgmental physical, emotional, and educational support just like people giving birth. So New York City-based activists and doulas Lauren Mitchell, Mary Mahoney, and Miriam Zoila Pérez founded The Abortion Doula Project.

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"The Art of Waiting" Captures the Pain of Infertility

Rating [BORROW FROM A FRIEND] This article appears in our 2017 Spring issue, Family Values. Subscribe today! One of the tropes of Belle Boggs's The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood is the ambling daily walks she takes in the woods near her rural North Carolina home.