Monday, December 12, 2011

F Bomb


I Was A Teen On Drugs


Feminist blog F Bomb today posted a piece I wrote specifically on the issue of teenage girls taking hormonal contraceptives. The blog was started by Julie Zeilinger when she was 17. In the piece I discuss how I began taking the Pill at that age with only very little knowledge of how it worked, or even how my own body worked, and the most of which pieced together from real-life stories in my sisters' magazines and school rumours. With young women now being pushed towards long-acting hormonal contraceptives - which weren't around ten years ago - discussion of the contraceptive choices presented by those responsible for the welfare of teenagers is more important than ever.

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