13 People Say Thanks, Birth Control

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13 People Say Thanks, Birth Control

by De'Jonnae Boyd
November 16, 2017
Seven people wearing Thanks, Birth Control and the text, "13 people say thanks, birth control!"

Power is knowing that you and only you are in control of your body—and that you can make healthy decisions for yourself and your future. 81% of adults agree that birth control is basic preventative health care and 99% of women who have had sex have used birth control before. Basically, everyone loves birth control!

To better understand just how popular birth control really is we asked 13 of our friends to share why they love birth control. Here’s what they had to say:

1. “I LOVE BIRTH CONTROL BECAUSE IT ALLOWS ME TO LIVE MY LIFE BY CHOICE—NOT CHANCE.” - HARRIETT DAVIS 

2. "I SPEND MUCH MORE OF MY LIFE NOT TRYING TO GET PREGNANT THAN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT. I SHOULD GET TO CHOOSE WHICH METHOD WORKS BEST FOR ME, AND THAT'S THE IUD." - CHELSEY CONNOLLY

3. "THE ONLY CHILDREN I WANT RIGHT NOW ARE MY GOD-KIDS—WHO ARE LABELED: RETURN-TO-SENDER - DE'JONNAE BOYD

4. “BECAUSE IT’S A TOTALLY NORMAL PART OF HEALTH CARE." - DANIELA KUCZ

5. "BECAUSE RAISING CHILDREN ISN’T EASY. WAITING UNTIL YOU’RE READY TO PROVIDE FOR THEM, EMOTIONALLY & FINANCIALLY, IS THE GROWN-UP THING TO DO." - TARA MANCINI

6. "BIRTH CONTROL ALLOWS US TO DECIDE WHEN—OR IF—HAVING CHILDREN FITS IN OUR LIVES, AND WITH OUR GOALS.” - AUNT EXTRAORDINAIRE

7. "BECAUSE IT'S MY BODY AND I DO WHAT I WANT." - AFSHAN MIZRAHI

8. "BECAUSE I WANT TO GIVE BIRTH TO A BOOK BEFORE I GIVE BIRTH TO A BABY. #GOALS" - PATIA BRAITHWAITE

9. "BECAUSE EVERYONE DESERVES A CHANCE AT THE LIFE THEY CHOOSE!" - LAUREN SCHICK

10. "BIRTH CONTROL ALLOWED ME START MY FAMILY EXACTLY WHEN I WAS READY TO." - JESSICA SHEETS PIKA

11. “I LOVE MY BIRTH CONTROL BECAUSE IT KEEPS MY PCOS IN CHECK SO THAT I’M NOT IMMOBILIZED IN BED 7 DAYS OUT OF THE MONTH.” – JENEEN ANDERSON

12. "BECAUSE I'M STILL CELEBRATING BEING A NEWLYWED AND I'M NOT READY TO BECOME A NEW MOM YET!" - PAIGE WHIPPLE

13. "CONDOMS ARE MY FAVORITE METHOD OF CONTRACEPTION. BUT THE MORE ACCESS MY PARTNER HAS, THE MORE WE BOTH BENEFIT. ACCESS MEANS NO UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES." - JOSHUA ISSAC

To that end we’re saying “thanks, birth control” for giving us power to decide! To find which birth control method is best for you visit Bedsider.