Miley D.

Jul 23, 2013 by

A fter trying several types of harmone-based contraceptives over the course of 5 or so years, I've gone off all! I hate them! They made me moody but the worst part was I hated that they really impacted my sex life! First, my libido decreased so much, and that's probably not a bad thing because my enjoyment of sex itself decreased. It made my body so much less responsive and sex is way less intense – less fun! Okay, so I know that many women have serious health issues that influence their decision to go off the pill, but for me, it was all about the quality of the sex. I want to WANT my man and then I want to enjoy him! Going off the pill – best decision ever. ...

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Steph C.

May 25, 2013 by

I  began taking birth control when I was 16 due to my irregular and heavy periods (menorrhagia). At times, I had my period for more than 3 weeks and was becoming anemic in the process so my doctor suggested I start birth control without looking at the root causes or offering alternatives. For years, I took birth control without thinking twice. Looking back, I laugh at the irony that I would place importance on eating organic, whole foods and 'healthy living' meanwhile pumping artificial hormones in my body daily. Six months ago, while studying for an entrance exam, I had a severe anxiety attack. I did not know it was anxiety at the time, all I felt was chest pain, shortness of breath and pain in my arms. I went to a walk-in clinic, where...

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