i have a friend who has been taking birth control since she was 12 because she’s anemic and if she didn’t take it she would bleed out excessively during her period and end up in the hospital
dont fucking tell me that birth control isn’t crucial to people
That is actually why I started taking birth control, cause I would have strong flow sometimes for almost an entire month with only a day or two reprieve. I’m not anemic normally, but my period always makes me anemic and when I first hit puberty it was so irregular except in the fact that it would be to much blood, for too long (sometimes almost two complete weeks), and with too many extremely painful cramps for me to handle anything else. I couldn’t pay attention in class, I couldn’t hardly stay awake, I was always in pain and could only pray for it to not be as crippling as I knew it could, and I never knew when it would stop or start. After I took it for a few years though, my body (I could only guess) finally learned how to be regular so I don’t have the same intensity of any of those aspects. Luckily, when I ran out of the last one two years ago and I couldn’t find time to have my prescription re-filled (fuckin pharmacy), I found out that my periods weren’t as bad as they had been.