After President Donald Trump delivered a massive blow to no-copay birth control late last week by rolling back an Obama-era mandate that required employers to cover birth control for their employees, we're all talking about contraceptives. People are being urged to call their elected representatives and donate to reproductive rights organizations. There's even a smartphone app offering free birth control to protest the ruling. Most Americans agree that birth control should be provided through employer insurance plans, and only 4 percent of people think birth control is morally wrong. But as the battle rages on about access to birth control, another question arises: Are the options available to people satisfactory? A new study found that men and women are pretty unsatisfied with their contraceptive choices, and that has big implications for whether or not they'll use it.
Dr. Ed, a UK-based online doctor service, surveyed 1,000 Americans and Europeans about their experiences with birth control. The research covers things like the side effects people experience and whether cisgender men would get pregnant to take away the pain from their partners (spoiler alert: only one in four men said they would). But when it came to satisfaction with contraceptive methods, no birth control method came anywhere near 100 percent satisfaction — and that's a really big deal.