why do people assume birth control is only for women wanting to have sex/unprotected sex? birth control regulates menstruation for women with irregular periods or problems like anemia, birth control helps with cramps, it helps with other hormone related things like acne, and it helps women with endometriosis, which if left untreated can cause infertility?
why do you use the debate over birth control as a way to slut shame women?
So this is actually a really interesting thing to me. I have endometriosis and I do, in fact, use continuous cycle birth control (meaning I use more than most people) to control it, HOWEVER just because I need it to keep my intestines from bleeding doesn’t mean I’m entitled to it for free. As far as I have been aware of the mainstream debate regarding birth control, no one is trying to make it illegal, rather the debate is over who should have to pay for it. I know that being a biologically defined (and otherwise, but the biology is the pertinent one) woman isn’t my fault, but there are lots of things that need medicated that people can’t help/didn’t choose and that lack of choice on my part and theirs shouldn’t cost other people money. I know it’s not my fault that I’m a woman, that I have endo or that I have lupus, that because of them my immune system is low, but know what? It’s not anyone else’s fault either and it certainly shouldn’t cost them more money in taxes or otherwise.