Girls Anonymous On Birth Control

 illustration by  Jocelyn Runice

illustration by Jocelyn Runice

I want to go on birth control but I’m scared to ask my mom because I feel like she’ll say no. It’s not even because I’m having sex! My period is so heavy and I think the pills could help. All that being said, I’d probably fuck up the system if I ever did use them so, ya no birth control for me.
— Girl X, 17
Birth control, whats that?
— Girl X, 8
“It’s hard to remember, but its a lifesaver, if you are in a position, were your sexually active and don’t want a baby take it. Always set an alarm that helps you remember and starting can be scary but remember you always have a huge support system.
VoiceMisa Yamaoka