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Birth Control

March 16, 2008

To go back on birth control or not, that is the question.
Pros:
The obvious one being that some day, I hope, I will get lucky, and I’d like to be prepared for that event. There’s cramps, the horribly awful uterine contractions that my body periodically decides I need. So far since I’ve been off it they haven’t been bad, but I’m sure they’re just waiting for a good moment to strike, such as qualifying exams, or a date on the way to said getting-lucky-ness. Then there’s my face. I hate to say it, but a reason for me to go back on the pill is the fact that my face has been way more greasy since I got off it. Seems sorta pointless to get thirty dollar a month acne medication when I can’t even be bothered to wash my face often enough, but you know, it really was working. This grease is way not cool.
Cons:
The exam. Having to remember to take it every day. The fact that, while I do want to get lucky, that doesn’t seem likely any time soon. The exam. The hassle. The thirty dollars a month. I also like not being dependent on a drug. It always bothered me to have to take something every day, and seeing as how I’m starting to realize that I never want to have children, when I do go back on birth control it’s likely that I’ll stay on it indefinitely. Unless of course I marry a girl, in which case it’s all the fun and half the hassle.

In conclusion: I don’t know. Why am I wondering about this, you ask? Because it’s 12:30 on a Saturday night, I’ve been doing homework all day, and I really should be reading the thirty pages of time-dependent density functional theory which were assigned yesterday for our final exam on Wednesday.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 16, 2008 10:15 pm

    “about 20% of women will have no period after one year, a safe (and, for most women, preferred) condition”
    If IUCs didn’t creep me the hell out, I would so get that.

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