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Monday, March 5, 2012

Birth control

Posted on Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Getting an IUD inserted was the most invasive and painful thing I have experienced so far in my life, even more than getting a LEEP procedure done for cervical dysplasia. It's strange how in society the idea pushed on women is that birth control is liberating-shoving metallic implants up inside our reproductive organs or ingesting artificial hormones, no matter what the risk... meanwhile some men complain about the discomfort of using condoms and act like it's a big deal to use them. Don't we women go through enough pain already as it is? Why are we sometimes expected to take these risks? Do people see the inequality in this? Do we really have to sacrifice our health and comfort in this regard as well? I regret doing this to myself, it makes me sad that I bought into this lie, and I want this out of my body, now. —FML

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