What were the birth control options 100 years ago?

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what were the birth control options 100 years ago?

What an interesting question! One hundred years ago, it was 1914. Woodrow Wilson was president; American women couldn’t vote; and getting birth control was a major hassle that was impossible for many.

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one of my fav things about planned parenthood is that they don’t use gendered words when talking about reproductive health and I just love that

Thank you for noticing! We try to be as gender neutral as possible. But we’re not perfect — we do mess up sometimes.  So if that happens, feel free to kindly private message us and let us know. We might not be able to respond, but we’re always listening.

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Asked by Anonymous Anonymous

My gf an I are getting ready to have sex for the first time. We don't trust condoms and want to get birth control. How could she get it without her parents finding out and without using her parents insurance. She's 16 and I'm 17 taking her to get it isn't a problem we just don't know how all of it works. If u could please answer privately that would be great thank you so much

She may want to consider paying out of pocket for the birth control. The cost of birth control varies depending on the type. Birth control pills, for example, cost between $15 and $50 a month. She may also need a medical exam in order to get a prescription, which would cost somewhere between $35 and $250. Planned Parenthood offers services on a sliding scale fee, so she may be eligible to receive services at reduced cost. To find out for sure, she will have to contact her local Planned Parenthood clinic.

For the first month of taking birth control pills it is recommended to also use a backup form of birth control, like condoms. After the first month, a backup method is not needed as long as the person is using their birth control consistently (every day, preferably around the same time) and correctly.

(I couldn’t answer this privately, but I assume that since you are on anon it will be safe to publish). I hope this helps!

-Rachel

Asked by Anonymous Anonymous

am I required to show my insurance for an abortion? I'm 19 and still on with my parents. I do not want them finding out. Are there any other ways I can pay without using my insurance ?

You do not need to show your insurance for an abortion. If you’re concerned about your parents finding out, your other option is to pay out of pocket for the procedure. An abortion typically costs between $300 and $950 but you will have to contact your local clinic to find out an exact cost. Since Planned Parenthood offers services on a sliding scale fee depending on income, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

-Rachel

oh-snap-pro-choice:

Just going to add that most of the abortions that take place within the third trimester only occur because delivery of the baby would kill the person giving birth to it.
-Logan

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