1. is medicine.

Birth control is medicine. (It is used to treat conditions such as , PCOS, dysmenorrhea, and acne!).


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2. prevents teen pregnancies.

Federal funding for has helped avoid 1.3 million unintended pregnancies as of 2015, researchers found, and when it comes to teens, the impact is dramatic. Teen pregnancy rates drop sharply with access to free


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3. is good for our sex lives.

“Having more orgasms has been linked to greater heart health, for everyone.”


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4. helps us achieve our goals at any age.

Attitudes around the importance of differ by age group, with younger women more likely to see as essential to achieving equality while women aged 30-44 more likely to list as essential to achieving professional goals.


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5. is a life-long friend.

On average, people with uteri may be on for 30 years of their life.


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6. can help treat acne.

Using a that contains and helps tamp down oil production, which is the root cause of acne.”


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7. puts you in control of your cycle.

Benefits of skipping your period using include: symptom management and cost savings.


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8. is covered.

Having access to no-copay saved people in the U.S. $483 million in 2013, averaging at $269 in savings per person.


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9. is safe.

There’s no evidence that taking over the long term has any ill effects on fertility. A 2018 review looked at 22 studies done between 1985 and 2017 that all looked at people’s fertility after stopping . Eighty-three percent of them got pregnant within 12 months, and the researchers concluded that there was no evidence that harmed fertility.


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10. gives us the freedom to choose.

Contraception allows us to choose  if and when we want to be pregnant, and to pursue educational and career goals.


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