By Edwith Theogene

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has named Birth Control one of the to 10 Public Health Achievements in the last 100 years. The ability to plan, prevent, and space pregnancies is directly linked to more educational and economic opportunities, healthier babies, more stable families, and fewer abortions.  

Join Feminist Campus this November 10th  to say #ThxBirthControl!  We publicly support birth control and all that it makes possible for individuals and society.  Birth control makes it possible for you to study, work, travel, and live the life of your dreams before you have a baby. And worrying less about an unplanned pregnancy means you can focus on a happy, healthy, totally hot sex life.


Birth control for me has been about much more than just stopping unwanted pregnancies. I take birth control because when I was in the tenth grade, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. PCOS, a condition where cysts grow on the ovaries, gave me irregular periods and basically made my scheduled monthly a really fun surprise that come whenever it felt like it. Birth control helps me regulate my cycle so there are no more surprises when its that time of the month. Thanks birth control!

– Chelsea

Shout out to my birth control for making me feel safe and empowered. Everyday when I take the pill I feel in control of my sexual health. It allows me to decide when and if I have children as well as with whom, and for that I say #ThxBirthcontrol today and every day.

– Mari


Thanks Birth Control! I like birth control because it lets me achieve my education and start my career without having to worry about an unplanned pregnancy.



So thanks birth control for regulating my period and letting me decide what I want to do with my body!


I love babies. Some folks think that just because I advocate for reproductive rights and access to contraception, I automatically hate children. I think they are wonderful and look forward to having them when the time is right for me. Thanks Birth control for letting choose to parent on my own terms!



Being able to decide when and if I want to have children is fundamental to my personal and professional success in life. So #ThxBirthControl  for letting me chase my dreams while staying healthy and happy


By Edwith Theogene

Edwith is an intersectional social justice activist and advocate passionate about issues that impact women and communities of color. She is a Washington D.C. based South Florida Native who loves people, quotes, coffee, and pop culture, especially 90’s tv shows.

1 comment

  1. 1968 – I was 20 years old. My husband was in graduate school and we didn’t have a penny. I was starting my teaching career. We waited seven years until we had enough money – oh no we didn’t – but we waited until we wanted to start a family and do the best we could. Thank God for the birth control pill!

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