This Morning I Took The Last Birth Control Pill Of My Life

In 10 days I’m getting an IUD. It will last five years. And after that my next IUD will last five more. And after that my body won’t be able to make babies anymore. I’ve been on the pill since I was 18 years old. Half my life. That’s 6,750 days that I’ve been repeating an action, not counting the days I forgot and shoveled three in my mouth in pure panic.

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Shani Silver

Author of A Single Revolution, available on Amazon. Host of A Single Serving Podcast. shanisilver[at]gmail