Let's Talk About Women and the Dreaded Question About When You're Having Kids

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You know what question I hate?

"When are you going to have kids?"

The reason I hate it is a bit two-fold. First off, the question assumes the person you're asking wants kids. I do, but that's really not your business. Secondly, the question assumes the person you're asking can have kids. So, you see, the question can do a fair bit of harm, because yes, sticks and stones can break your bones, but words are hurtful, too, and I think we should all be a bit more mindful of the impact our words have. I've heard the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated that about 6% of married women aged 15 to 44 years in the United States are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying. I think it sounds about right, because I know more than a handful of women who struggle with getting pregnant. I also know more than a handful of women who don't want kids. Or at least don't want them right now. And you know what? That choice is ultimately not anyone's business, but what I'd like to make clear is that the choice is exactly that. A choice.



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So, let's go back to that first fold. Women who don't want to get pregnant, or who don't want to get pregnant right now. For some women, they may have an illness or disorder where getting pregnant could literally kill them. Pregnancy isn't for everyone. And sometimes, women would rather wait until they're ready so they can give their future children the best life. That’s why it is so great these days that we have many options for our regular birth control choices (the pill, IUDs, etc). And, luckily there is also a choice if their regular birth control fails or they happen to have have unprotected sex.


Plan B One-Step emergency contraception.


So, let's get this straight - Plan B One-Step is not an abortion pill. It's meant to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex or birth control failure. The active ingredient is levonorgestrel, which the same active ingredient in many popular birth control pills, but at a higher, single dosage. The levonorgestrel delays or prevents ovulation, helping to prevent a pregnancy from happening. It will not affect existing pregnancy. The sooner it's taken after unprotected sex, the better it works. What's even better is Plan B One-Step does not impact long-term or future fertility, which means it's a great product for women who are not ready to get pregnant, but will want to one day.



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plan b, cbias

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Plan B One-Step is an incredibly important option for women 18 or older, and contrary to popular belief, about half of the women who use Plan B One-Step are 25 or older. (The other half are 18-24). In fact, there is no age restriction, no need for a prescription or ID – anyone can buy Plan B One Step.

To be clear, Plan B One Step does not replace regular birth control methods. It is a back-up option when regular birth control failed or somehow unprotected sex happened. Emergency contraception, like Plan B, is not only for a certain type of woman - but it's a great option for any woman who needs it, and can be purchased without a prescription, making it easier to get it as soon as it's needed. As soon as unprotected sex or failed birth control happens. Of course, it works best when taken as directed.

There are a variety of places Plan B can be found, including your local Target, which means it can be picked up conveniently with a handful of other items. Emergency contraception doesn't have to be something to be ashamed of, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't understand why some people prefer to be discreet with items like emergency contraception, so buying it with other items may be helpful to some.



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At Target, it's found on the aisle with other family planning essentials, but if you're having a hard time finding it, don't hesitate to ask the pharmacist on duty and they'll certainly be able to help you find it. No questions asked. You can also get $10 off your Plan B One-Step purchase with this coupon or rebate.



Don't forget your choices and options. You are an incredible you.















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1 comments

  1. powerful post ma'am--I loved this. As a woman living in the South, this is a constant question I get asked. And assuming that I am even capable of having kids (I think we all worry about that), I decided a long time ago that I didn't want to have children any time soon

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