#AskDrRaegan Answers Your Questions


#AskDrRaegan Answers Your Questions

July 7, 2022
Three images next to one another with a yellow arrow combining them. The first image is of a phone with social media icons floating above. The second and third images are of Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley.

As a young college student, our CEO, Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, traveled to Moshi, Tanzania, to study the causes of maternal mortality. During that formative journey, Dr. Raegan witnessed firsthand the terrible consequences that people and families can face when they do not have access to safe, comprehensive reproductive health services. She returned to the US determined to get her medical degree (plus a Master’s in Public Health!) and ensure access to critical health services for people worldwide.

Now more than ever, we need access to high-quality, evidence-based info about sexual health, birth control, and more. And it’s no secret that social media platforms aren’t just places to shout about your birth control love. TikTok, for example, is leading the way to helping fill the gaps that American students face in their sex education. That’s why Dr. Raegan has launched the series #AskDrRaegan across social media! How is she answering people's burning questions about their sexual and reproductive health on TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube?

Developed from some of the most frequently asked questions we hear about sex and birth control, Dr. Raegan has been using TikTok to make sure that young people have accurate, reliable info on their For You page. We have even partnered with brands like Cosmopolitan to spread the message as far as possible! Some of the questions she has answered so far include:

  • Do I have to be sexually active to be on birth control?
  • Do antibiotics affect how effective the pill is?
  • Does your weight affect how well your birth control works?
  • Is it safe to take two pills in one day?

Dr. Raegan has been educating young people on TikTok since the series’ launch last summer, and the hashtag has garnered over 140,000 views so far. 

During each office hours session, Dr. Raegan dedicates an hour to responding to folks who are posting their questions about birth control and sexual health. You’re actually hearing from Dr. Raegan in real time during her office hours, and she is ready to share from the wealth of evidence-based resources that we host on our Power to Decide and Bedsider platforms. You can tune in to Dr. Raegan’s office hours twice a month to get live answers to your most pressing questions. Follow @powertodecide on Twitter to find out when her next session will be!

Sometimes, you need to go back to the basics. We’ve been bringing you reliable information about birth control and serving as your sexual health go-to through our Bedsider platform for 10 years now. To celebrate the fact that our method explorer was recently redesigned, Dr. Raegan has also launched a birth control basics series on YouTube! She covers the ins and outs of each of the seventeen FDA-approved birth control methods, so check it out if you are curious about starting birth control or are ready to re-evaluate your current method!

If you have a question, be sure to tag #AskDrRaegan when you Tweet @DrRaegan, comment on one of her TikTok or YouTube videos, or send an email. Plus, if you love your method, have learned something from Dr. Raegan, or just want to show some love, you can also tweet using #ThxBirthControl!