99% of American women have used birth control. Whether you’re on the pill, the shot, have an IUD or are on another method, birth control can free up your life, let you pursue your goals, make sure you only have kids if and when you want them and keep your own health up.
Today is Thanks, Birth Control Day, and even though birth control is such an important part of many people’s lives, it can still be a taboo subject. So let’s take away the shame and stigma of birth control because that can lead to more awareness, better use and fewer unwanted pregnancies. Here are some ways to take action through Bedsider, an online birth-control support network:
Bedsider has cute and funny postcards about some of the reasons we have to be thankful for birth control. Feel free to pass the good word around!
+ Tweet It
Use Twitter (or FB or IG or Tumblr) to talk about how birth control has positively affected your life and the lives of other people. Make sure you use the hashtag #ThxBirthControl to be part of the convo.
Head on over to Thunderclap and support the Thanks, Birth Control campaign going on there. You’ll be able to spread awareness about it through social media.
You can check out Bedsider’s fun photos on Instagram or share photos of what birth control allows you to do (you know, like continue your education or have your dream job without the extra difficulty of taking care of a baby).
+ Follow on Twitter
There’s lots to follow on Twitter, and we highly recommend you follow @Bedsider and @TheNC (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy) to keep up to date on birth control information, education and campaigns.
Thanks, Birth Control!
Today and every day, let's give thanks for birth control. Learn birth control methods, where to get it and set reminders.
Scan these forms of birth control to choose one that's right for you and your partner.