My favorite birth control method is the diaphragm, but I want to give a major shoutout to the other many forms of birth control I’ve used over the years. The Pill. Condoms. The pull-out method. Thanks to you, ladies, I’ve been having intercourse for over half my life and have never been pregnant. Can we take a second to recognize how amazing that is?
November 13 marks the Power To Decide's Thanks, Birth Control Day — a day to celebrate — and support — birth control. In 2018, there are so many great options for preventing pregnancy. And while some people will fight to the death to defend their favorite birth control method — and malign the ones they don’t like — it's important about celebrating all of our options. What works for my body may not work for yours — and vice versa. For example, I’ve been using a diaphragm consistently for years now, to great results. My grandma, on the other hand, found that if she pooped while her diaphragm was in, it would pop out. She had three unplanned pregnancies — whoops.
So when you’re deciding which birth control method is best for you, be open to the idea that what works for you may be totally different from what works for your friends or even your family members. And maybe these 15 women — and other people with uteruses — sharing their favorite birth control method will expose you to something new.