The Importance Of Birth Control For Women

Women don’t just desire to take birth control; it is a necessity for many women in today 's world. Some women would consider birth control to be a life-saving medication; so, why is birth control so costly? According to an article posted on Bustle, a woman is deathly afraid that under Obama care her birth control will become unattainable due to skyrocketing prices. This particular woman does not take the contraceptive as a safeguard against pregnancy, but as a medication to remain alive. “When I was 27 years old, I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure (POF)… taking daily birth control pills provides me with the hormone replacements that could very well be saving my life. Which is why I was utterly terrified when Speaker Paul Ryan recently …show more content…
Women should never have to fear they may one day not be able to afford something as simple as a medication they require.
In addition to birth control being a life-saving method, it also battles many other issues women may face. For example, doctors prescribe birth control for endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), to regulate or lighten periods, to battle menstrual migraines, for blemish control, and to even help battle your body from getting certain cancers. The benefits of birth control are endless. We now have an annual shot you can get for your birth control, the pill, a vaginal ring that does the same thing as a pill (for people who will forget to actually take their pills daily), or an IUD which is a copper device that keeps sperm from reaching the egg. All of these forms of birth control can combat at least one or more of a women’s complications. So why are these many forms of birth control not readily available? It wasn’t until 1960 in which the first oral contraception was introduced, (Thompson). Before 1960 the only contraception was a condom. There was ultimately nothing

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