June 24th, 2004

raven's wing

BCPs

I've been taking birth control pills for about 7 years, just slightly longer than I've been having sex. A couple of times in the last year or so, I've thought about going off it. I know there are various health impacts of taking the pill long term that can be reversed pretty quickly when one goes off it, and some that take longer to shift. I also know there's just the general wonkiness that goes along with taking someone else's hormones on a daily basis, and some environmental impact (although I don't think my urine is going to make that big a difference on its own, with or without the extra hormones). Collapse )