Safe Sex Options: There Are No More Excuses.

There are No Unplanned Pregnancies.

Today, there are countless ways to prevent pregnancy in the United States. Women who are sexually active and not ready, or not planning to have a child have no excuse not to use some form of contraception. Women in today’s society need to respect how hard people fought to give women the option to prevent pregnancy. At the end of the day, an unplanned pregnancy has nothing to do with the pregnant woman. Children do not ask to be born, and they are usually the ones who suffer.

Birth Control is Available and Affordable to Everyone.

I am not going to name a list of preventative methods with their description because it’s too available for the need. The grocery store, pharmacy, any clinic, planned parenthood, and of course online. 

Not only is the birth control pill readily available and cheap, it’s available to everyone. Health Insurance is not needed to have a birth control prescription. In Houston Texas, there are at least three different Planned Parenthood locations alone. A one-month supply for the birth control pill at Planned Parenthood will run you from nineteen to forty dollars which is less than going to a fast food restaurant five times a month. If you can’t afford that price, the people at Planned Parenthood will work with you, and exhaust all the options they can in order to supply you with contraceptive methods.

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses.

Which Statement Is the Best Option Below?

  1. “Mom or Dad, I need to be put on the birth control pill yesterday.” 
  2. “Mom or dad, I am pregnant with twins.”
  3. “Mom or dad, I need to go to the doctor and get some medication for a std I have received.” 
Pick a statement again.

  1. OMG Ryan and I were drunk and didn’t use a condom last night! Shit I hope I won’t get pregnant. I am going to pray really hard!”
  2. I need to go to Randall’s and get the 72 hour pill real quick. 
  3. “It’s OK I will just take two of my birth control I have been skipping.

What do I do if I always forget to take the pill? 

Use another method now. You don’t have time to put your pill packet by the refrigerator or toilet to see if that will help. You need to be on it now. See your options soon. In the mean time always keep seven of them in a pill bottle by your bed. Seven of them in a pill bottle on the back of the toilet, and seven in the pantry in a pill bottle. Need some more places? 

Your shoe rack.
Next to your cell phone charger.
Beside your jewelry box.

I know some people for whatever reason forget, but if you have to wear a fanny pack with a timer so be it. It’s better than ten fanny packs later. 

Some women find ways to explain why they don’t use contraception, but not one of those explanations is justifiable. Unless, a woman is completely allergic to all types and forms of birth control, she has no explanation to justify an unplanned and unprepared pregnancy. Some women have reported that the birth control pill makes them have side effects or gain weight, without considering the weight gain and side effects that come along with pregnancy. It is true that some types of birth control pills have negative side effects, but that is exactly why there are so many types and brands. If one type of birth control pill gives you extremely harsh side effects, you can simply try another one until you find the one that fits you.


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