You can think they are great; you can think they are terrible (yes, even the top-notch American made ones) for women’s health. But whatever they are to you, birth control pills are but very rarely medicine. Which is how this author consistently refers to them. She is ranting because she can’t get her birth control pill brand in Iran. Which, I’m going to go out on a limb, is probably not the main concern of those living under that dictatorship.
If women like the one writing this article practiced something like Billings or Creighton (which are, for the millionth time, not “the rhythm method”), she’d have birth control with her everywhere she went.
(On a different note, there are ads in the bathroom stalls at Carleton University for a particular birth control pill right now. They are advertising them by saying “You shouldn’t have to pay more for your choice.” At least they understand it’s a choice. “You shouldn’t have to pay more for your medicine!” isn’t how the ads go…)by