There’s a lot of controversy over women’s health. Frankly, this is dum. (Misspelling is entirely intentional.) Women have a more complex and interior reproductive system. Not to belittle men’s health as it’s also equally important. But there isn’t a lot of current political opinions going around about men’s health.
There are many reasons a woman may want to opt for birth control. Being in control of her reproductive freedom as well as women who have hormonal abnormalities. When I started the birth control that I’m now on initially as it was for precisely what it’s intended for. I also had a period where I didn’t have health care and was off of it.
I had forgotten how out of whack my own personal hormones were. I should have remembered being in middle school and having 2 periods in a row (like within a week) and then none for months.
Of course, it’s easy to forget it when you have a pill that’s helping adjust your hormones.
And it’s a godsend. When I was back off of it I spent more time in PMS and menstruation than I did off. At one point, I was having a period once a week.
Now, most women will understand how frustrating this can be… not being able to be off the hormone roller coaster.
Once I could get back on birth control, I was grateful.
And now we have largely male lawmakers thinking that they have the right to legislate whether or not a woman has an abortion by forcing an invasive ultrasound on women who choose to exercise their right to an abortion.
This has nothing to do with being pro-choice or pro-life. Choosing something like an abortion is an intensely personal thing. It’s already a hard situation in the first place. Should we take an already hard situation and make it more difficult by forcing a truly invasive ultrasound on them.
The unfortunate thing is, even when they’ve had Congressional hearings about contraception it’s been primarily a male party.
I know that this is a touchy topic that has no real answer. The truth is that it’s all about personal preference. I can’t even pretend to make a choice for anyone other than myself. So, why is it that a bunch of men can pretend that they have every right to legislate what every woman will do with her’s?