No More Political Correctness: How Hormonal Birth Control is endangering millions of girls and women


Art by: Candid Almond

I’ve been pretty politically correct about this topic for many years, and mainly to do with the fact that I too, am a product of the environment and society I live in—I didn’t know any better.

But now, I do. Now I know better. And I would be doing a disservice to girls, women, people with uterus’s, and folks who are able to get pregnant if I don’t say something.

Hormonal birth control is an $8 billion dollar market. $8 BILLION. You think giving us autonomy and body literacy would produce profits? Not in this economy. It’s right in the word itself: [birth] control.

Hormonal birth control is not safe. It does not cure “heavy painful periods.” It does not prevent pregnancy. And on top of the things that birth control claims to do, it is seriously dangerous. These risks can no longer be taken lightly. Any of the things listed above could happen to you. Just because it hasn’t happened yet, does not mean it can’t happen.

I’ve heard too many stories from the people I love about too many personal issues they are having, well knowing they are on some kind of hormonal birth control.

What if I told you that the answer to your needs is as simple as prioritizing nutrition, learning and tracking your cycle, and living within the natural rhythm of your body? I’m no longer offering gentle nudges. Only firm pushes.




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