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