Pro Tip for those with some Planned Parenthood questions.

When in doubt, call your local location. I promise they are some of the nicest and most helpful people you will find in the healthcare business. Never be afraid to tell them everything because they are there to help you anyway they can. Mine even helped me find free clinics for non-gynecological care (I have stomach problems). They will support you in any choices you make and never judge you.

And if you are ever afraid or need help getting them let them know. They can find you a ride and of course, you are welcome to bring a friend or family member to be by your side. The whole care experience is about YOU and your care.

Honestly, it’s so nauseating at the PRICE of birth control.
I don’t currently have insurance, I’m 19 years old, and I already have a 2 year old son, so having any more kid’s is as the bottom of my to-do list right now. I’m not sure why, but the added hormones from pills & nuvaring are absolutely terrible for me. They make me really emotional, and almost bipolar, so I decided on paraguard. It’s the only hormone-free birth control on the market, and it lasts for 12 years, what could be better? So I made my way to my gyno & we discussed it, until she told me it would be $1,000. I’m in a completely monogamous relationship with the father of my son, & we don’t like using condoms, so our next alternative is me going on birth control, but I can’t even afford it,& a majority of insurances don’t even cover it. Sure, there are so many forms of contraception, but I’ve seriously tried them all, including pills that were consider “low-dose”. I’m physically limited to the birth control I can take, but there’s still no way I’m able to be put on it. I think it would make sense for insurances to cover ALL forms of birth control, since ya know, it’d be a hell of a lot cheaper than women having 12 kid’s, and more wellfare checks being handed out.

Asked by Anonymous Anonymous

I also missed school frequently in high school due to painful periods and heavy bleeding. I started taking birth control when I was 18 and while I still have occasional cramping, it's not to the point where I'm laying in bed all day with a hot pad. As a result I'm doing far better in college because I'm not missing as many classes. BC really does make an immense difference and it should be readily available to everyone who needs it, for whatever purpose.

Asked by Anonymous Anonymous

I am a rape survivor, and became pregnant from my assault. Knowing I would never be able to raise a child on my own, without a job and while attending school, a good friend of mine took me to Planned Parenthood. The respect and support I got for my decision helped me get through this very difficult time. I wrote "thank you" cards to my doctors, and support Planned Parenthood 100% for what it has done to give women like me the power to take back control of their lives.

i went on the pill when i was 22 after having 5 periods in 2.5 months.  not only did the pill get my cycle back on track, it also completely did away with the debilitating cramps id dealt with since 6th grade.  going on the pill has had so many benefits for me and i cant imagine how miserable id be if i didnt have access to it.

Asked by jane-potter jane-potter

I'm incredibly excited and relieved to be getting my Mirena IUD put in at Planned Parenthood in four days. I'm trans*, and it's going to save my sanity. The IUD should help to lessen the heavy bleeding and pain, which will hopefully lessen my dysphoria. And getting long-term birth control will solve the constant anxiety I have over the risk of getting pregnant, which-- if I couldn't get an abortion-- I don't think I could survive. My birth control is my physical and *mental* health care.

Asked by wildtrtl wildtrtl

My cycles run closer together than the average (only 23-24 days instead of 28) so I use birth control to make it so I don't have two periods a month. My mother used birth control when her cycle got out of hand and she was on her period for over a month. Birth control kept her safe until she was able to get a hysterectomy.

Asked by vivicafux-deactivated20120720 vivicafux-deactivated20120720

Birth control gives me peace of mind. I can't imagine bringing an unwanted child into this world. To "just not have sex" is not a solution. I will not be punished for exercising my autonomy. Lawmakers will not tell me what to do with my sexual/reproductive parts and ultimately my future. Not if I can help it.

I know way too many teens in my community who wouldn’t know where to go for birth control if they couldn’t go to planned parenthood because they feel like telling their parents is not an option- in other words- I know way too many teens who wouldn’t be on birth control at all without planned parenthood. Taking that resource away is a terrifying and TERRIBLE idea. So fuck yeah planned parenthood.

Asked by Anonymous Anonymous

I have PCOS like the woman who submitted before me. I was also raped and I strongly feel if I hadn't had my pills I would've ended up pregnant. It helps me protect myself, It allows me to be sexually empowered in a safe way. Birth control is the best.