• Why We Need An Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pill

    5 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    Last week, a young woman came into my pediatric clinic with heavy periods that were preventing her from participating in her regular activities. This is a common symptom that can easily be managed with the birth control pill. As the visit continued, she also disclosed that she is sexually active and not interested in becoming pregnant. We began to talk about options to figure out which made the most sense for her and she told me that she had never talked to a physician about these concerns in the past. Nor had she learned about contraception in her high school health education class.
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