The right to determine when

There’s something I’d like to share…

When I was first prescribed oral contraception a few months back, the pharmacist said to me as he processed the prescription: “And, it’s free and will always be free.” I didn’t think much about his statement until practically now- when I requested to continue the same prescription through our family doctor.

I’d love to share this, The Guardian’s super helpful infographic on contraception usage around the world.

To learn, for instance, that in Africa, the percentage of couples who use condoms as the primary form of contraception is around the same as those who use ‘the rhythm method’ or timing sex around periods of ovulation (which is ~80% effective) is fascinating and reminds me that the right to determine when to start a family is absolutely a privilege.

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