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my next video is going to be on birth control and pregnancy prevention myths. I may end up making this multiple videos just because that’s a lot to cover with all the myths about hormonal birth control, skipping periods with birth control, the IUD, condoms, withdrawal, fertility awareness, and emergency contraception. Here are the myths I have so far on just birth control and not barrier methods or EC. Let’s start with this and then we’ll go on to other forms of pregnancy prevention:
- Build up in a person’s body. People need a rest from BC
- build up eggs, menopause later?
- Make a person infertile
- Cause multiple births or birth defects
- you need to have periods
- Change a person’s sexual behavior making them more promiscuous
- Collect in the stomach. (In fact, the pill dissolves each day.)
- Disrupt an existing pregnancy
- If you’re breastfeeding you can’t use BC at all, or that you can’t use bc until periods start
- every birth control method and brand reacts exactly the same to everyone
- Cause Breast Cancer
- you have to have children before you can use an IUD
- you need to wait for your period to start taking the pill
- you need a pelvic exam and pregnancy test before you take bc
- birth control causes weight gain
- it doesn’t matter what brand you take, you can take your friend’s
- progestin only forms should only be used if you have a bad reaction to estrogen
- If you miss your depo shot you have to quit taking it. You can be up to 2 weeks early or 4 weeks late although it’s best if you stay within the 2 week range. (DEPO only)
- birth control is not effective
- if you stop bleeding you’re infertile
IUDs cause PID
IUDs are painful and no one likes it
there are lots of health risks with taking birth control
there’s no birth control options for people who don’t want hormones
Any other myths on just birth control in general or on the pill, progestin only pills, IUD, Implant, the patch, the nuva ring, or the depo shot?
I was being silly and got into an argument about whether religious companies should cover birth control in their insurance and got told that I “didn’t understand how abortion by birth control works” because I posted about how birth control was physically incapable of causing an abortion.
Just all the face palms.
On March 25, lawyers of for-profit corporations will argue at the Supreme Court that employers should be able to deny workers access to birth control. I just put my name on a giant banner that will be displayed at the Court to show the Justices where I stand. Add yours!
Can you imagine walking into a pharmacy to buy ibuprofen and, finding that it was kept behind the pharmacy counter, you ask the pharmacist if you can buy some and are told no. The pharmacist doesn’t believe in selling ibuprofen, and unfortunately the sales associate on shift doesn’t either. It’s against their religion. You’re out of luck.
It sounds funny, but if you go to a CVS pharmacy for emergency contraception, or to refill a monthly birth control prescription, their corporate policy allows employees to refuse to serve you in the store, even if there isn’t anyone else on duty who’s willing to do so. Is there another store to go to? If you’re in an urban center, have time on your hands, are very mobile and have access to transportation, sure. If you’re in a rural area or have difficulties getting around, you may be out of luck at one of the largest pharmacy chains in the country.
It’s become something of a fad these days for certain people to try and prove their righteousness in public by refusing to do their jobs so they can try to interfere in the health care decisions of strangers. CVS has a policy that allows this kind of shirking of professional responsibility by its employees. But if CVS wants to be seen as a health care provider, as they say they do, they need to prioritize the needs of their customers.
CVS, a company that takes in more prescription revenue than any other pharmacy in the United States, should ensure that there is always someone on duty at each of their stores who’s willing to meet customers’ needs for legal, preventative health care.
Sign the petition: CVS must guarantee in-store access to all forms of contraception.
Microgestin and comparable Birth Control Brand Names
Microgestin is norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol
other norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol brands of birth control pill include:
If you see any of these with the word Lo infront of it it is a lower dose, any of these with Fe after it is a 28 day pill, where no Fe means it is a 21 day pill. If it ends in 1/20 it is 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol and 1 micrograms of Norethindrone. if it ends with 1.5/30 it is 30 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol and 1.5 micrograms of Norethindrone, 1/35 is 35 mcg of ethinyl estradiol and 1 mcg of Norethindrone.