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February 13, 2017 by

My IUD: A Story of Revolution

Prologue

Birth control and I have a sticky history.

The first (read: only) time I brought up birth control pills with my dad—in high school, years before I’d actually have sex with a male-bodied person—he responds,

“Well, you know the side effects, don’t you?”

I listed the typical suspects: weight gain, hormonal fluctuations… He cut me off.

“No. You can’t get pregnant.”

To use one of my people’s favorite expressions, Oy.

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