As we get into our mid 20’s, as woman we start to feel the pressure of motherhood. To be honest, most of us aren’t really ready for a child. A lot of us have just started our lives or have not yet found “The One”. So to prevent having a bun-in-the-oven, some of us turn to birth control. According CNN the CDC, did a study proving that 4 out of 5 American women are on the pill.
For centuries birth control has been the preferred method used to prevent pregnancy. There are many different types of birth control including condoms, IUDs,birth control pills, etc.
However,the idea of contraceptive is always met with backlash toward a woman. The general idea is that if a woman is using birth control she is being permiscous when in fact, sometimes we do it for our own benefit. As in having a set visit from our “aunt flow” or to help elivate cramps. For if you don’t take care of yourself who will?
In contrast, the birth control movement advocated for contraception so as to permit sexual intercourse as desired without the risk of pregnancy. By emphasising “control”, the birth control movement argued that women should have control over their reproduction – the movement was closely tied to the emerging feminist movement.