Access to Birth Control Is About Much More Than Controlling Birth

July 1, 2014 9:00 PM

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Every month, I refill my prescription for birth control pills and every day at the same time (well, mostly the same time), I swallow one of the little pills with a sip of water. But the reason I started taking birth control pills and continue to take them is probably not what you're thinking.

In high school, I thought the birth control pill was supposed to be used only to prevent pregnancy. It wasn't until I began having irregular periods that I learned the pill could be used to help regulate my menstrual cycle. I went to the gynecologist and was prescribed my first pack of birth control...

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