When I was in my teens/early twenties I took the pill for some five odd years. I thought it was the greatest thing, helped me with my migraines and no really big surprises either! About three years ago I quite taking the birth control pill (BCP for short) for a number of reasons and never looked back.
The pill ironically turned 50 on of all days Mother's Day this year.
The golden anniversary of this pill that radically evolved the social and political perceptions of women's sexual health highlights that even though society has come a long way to respecting the sexual freedoms and autonomy of women, it still has a long way to go.
Thank you for your help in getting my brand new diaphragm. When I came in to see you I was at my wits end: a bright young woman with a big future that doesn't want to get pregnant and end up with a statistically almost impossible chance of financial solvency as a single mom... but I have been unable so far to find a birth control method that worked for me. I needed help, and you were almost ready to give it to me.