Andrea Taylor

Andrea Taylor is a social worker in Edmonton, Alberta.  She works as an abortion and birth control counselor at a women's clinic. 

Taylor has been working in women's health for years in various environments, much of which has been with inner-city populations in areas of mental health, homelessness, prostitution and HIV. She currently works at a women's clinic where she does pre-abortion and birth control counseling. 

She is the mother of an 11-year old and she has the life experience to back up the professional stuff! Humor is her favorite learning tool, especially when it comes to sex. 

Articles by Andrea Taylor


Guys, You're Not Off the Hook When It Comes to Birth Control Guys, You're Not Off the Hook When It Comes to Birth Control Guys, You're Not Off the Hook When It Comes to Birth Control Guys, You're Not Off the Hook When It Comes to Birth Control


When it comes to contraception, it might seem like women are stuck with all the decisions, but there are many things men can (and should)...

The Talk: How to Talk Birth Control With Your Partner The Talk: How to Talk Birth Control With Your Partner The Talk: How to Talk Birth Control With Your Partner The Talk: How to Talk Birth Control With Your Partner


Whether you’re in a committed marriage or are looking for some no-strings-attached fun for a night, it’s possible to get pregnant any time...

We Asked an Expert: Which Birth Control Is Best? We Asked an Expert: Which Birth Control Is Best? We Asked an Expert: Which Birth Control Is Best? We Asked an Expert: Which Birth Control Is Best?


You can split hairs about which type of birth control is the most effective, but what really ensures that you get the best protection is...

Q&A by Andrea Taylor



Mood changes are certainly a possible side effect of birth control pills. If her birth control is reducing her sex drive, she could be...


As with any prescription medication, there shouldn’t be a huge difference between a brand-name pill and the generic kind. Lots of times...

Is taking a few birth control pills at once the same as taking the morning after pill? Is taking a few birth control pills at once the same as taking the morning after pill? Is taking a few birth control pills at once the same as taking the morning after pill? Is taking a few birth control pills at once the same as taking the morning after pill?


Certainly this may work. However, the estrogen in the pill, when taken in higher doses than normal, might make you a lot more nauseous than...

What will happen if I stop taking the birth control pill? What will happen if I stop taking the birth control pill? What will happen if I stop taking the birth control pill? What will happen if I stop taking the birth control pill?


Well, most importantly, if you stop taking the birth control pill, you could become pregnant, even if you only miss one. If you stop...

Does withdrawal work as a form of birth control? Does withdrawal work as a form of birth control? Does withdrawal work as a form of birth control? Does withdrawal work as a form of birth control?


The withdrawal method of birth control, also known as "pulling out," is when the male ejaculates outside of the vagina during sex. Many...

What is the morning after pill and how does it work? What is the morning after pill and how does it work? What is the morning after pill and how does it work? What is the morning after pill and how does it work?


The morning after pill a form of emergency contraceptive. This is different than "the abortion pill", or RU-486. The morning after pill...

What is a pap test, and do I need to get one? What is a pap test, and do I need to get one? What is a pap test, and do I need to get one? What is a pap test, and do I need to get one?


A pap test, or pap smear, is a test done to check for abnormal cervical cells. Generally, these abnormal cells are caused by the HPV virus,...

What causes a condom to tear? What causes a condom to tear? What causes a condom to tear? What causes a condom to tear?


Condoms are not as intuitive as people seem to think. There are lots of ways to use one incorrectly. Even if you do everything right, once...

What causes the birth control pill to fail? What causes the birth control pill to fail? What causes the birth control pill to fail? What causes the birth control pill to fail?


No birth control is 100% effective. I repeat, NO BIRTH CONTROL IS 100% EFFECTIVE. The pill is close, at 99% with perfect use, but only...

Will the birth control pill affect my sex drive? Will the birth control pill affect my sex drive? Will the birth control pill affect my sex drive? Will the birth control pill affect my sex drive?


It’s possible. Reduced libido is one of the possible side effects of the pill, and it's caused by an excess of progestin. What does that...