Society and Culture
#ThxBirthControl Empowers Women’s Right to Control Their Ovaries
Yesterday the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy celebrated National Thanks Birth Control Day, where women everywhere were encouraged to share the reasons why they love birth control on social media. The campaign aimed to dispel myths and raise awareness of all of the benefits of contraceptives, which makes perfect sense because birth control is pretty amazing.
Not only does it help prevent unplanned pregnancy, but it also stops cramps, regulates periods, clears acne-prone skin, and allows women to be able to have sex on their terms. All of these reasons account for why 99 percent of women have used birth control at some point in their lives. Therefore talking about the subject shouldn’t be taboo or politically polarizing, but rather a celebration of women having power over their ovaries and their destinies!
Here are some of the best birth control shout outs women all across the country had on social media:
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) November 10, 2015
— Amanda O. (@colorcodedlife) November 10, 2015
— SF State SHS (@SFStateSHS) November 10, 2015
— CenterforReproRights (@ReproRights) November 10, 2015