When Melissa started dating her first boyfriend, she decided to get on birth control. She wanted to use hormonal birth control as contraception partly because she’d heard it could help with acne, but also to spite her conservative Christian mother, who had forbidden her to use birth control. Melissa was eighteen years
Lucy was always a good kid. She worked hard in school and stayed out of trouble – her parents hardly had to worry about her. Sex, though, was her one act of rebellion.
Another Form of Birth Control
Helen had an abortion in 1971, when she was 21 years old. She started using hormonal birth control shortly after that, before finally having her tubes tied in 1978.
What you need
When Josie was in high school, she used the birth control pill as contraception. She’d heard hormonal birth control was more reliable than barrier methods – and her boyfriend at the time didn’t like using condoms anyway
Alice works for a company called Adyn, which developed a "Birth Control Test" to help women understand what side effects a birth control may have on their body before using the birth control.
"r/Nexplanon – Dizziness?"
When Sloan was seventeen years old, she had a Nexplanon implanted in her arm. Shortly after, she began experiencing random fainting spells.
A Different World
Rose graduated from an Ivy League university in 1953 with a degree in English literature and dreams of building a career in publishing, but many companies refused to hire women.
Feeling Brand New
Cassie got her first period when she was ten years old. From then on, she menstruated about once a year. By the time she was fourteen, she had a good sense that something might be wrong. She knew periods were supposed to happen regularly, and she often heard her friends complaining about their “time of the month.”
In a world where girls learn that their bodies are not their own, Hana feels birth control is presented to women as a substitute for bodily autonomy.
After Diane graduated from college in 1977, she joined the Peace Corps and was prescribed the birth control pill for the first time. As a single woman going to live and work in a foreign country with limited access to healthcare, she was advised to take the pill “just in case,” as an unplanned pregnancy could