19 Reasons People Are Saying #ThxBirthControl

Hayley MacMillen
Cosmopolitan
Photo credit: Hero Images/Twitter + Getty
Photo credit: Hero Images/Twitter + Getty

From Cosmopolitan

Photo credit: Hero Images/Twitter / Getty
Photo credit: Hero Images/Twitter / Getty

Nov. 16 marked #ThxBirthControl Day 2016, a day spearheaded by birth control support network Bedsider to encourage people to shout their appreciation for birth control across the internet. To amplify the conversation, Cosmopolitan.com and Bedsider teamed up for a Twitter chat that covered everything from myths to favorite methods to what lawmakers should know about contraception. Read on for 19 #ThxBirthControl tweets from the chat and beyond, and revel in the power birth control gives us to live the lives we want.

1. It's your body, your choice.

2. It's your life, not your lawmakers'.

3. Birth control helps you plan.

4. There are many methods to choose from.

5. Long-acting contraception is worth celebrating.

6. Birth control regulates menstruation.

7. Birth control is a personal affair.

8. The vast majority of women have used it.

9. Birth control helps you focus.

10. You don't have to defend your birth control.

11. Sexy ≠ dad material.

12. Birth control has many different benefits.

13. Birth control means choices.

14. Sex is one priority among many.

15. Birth control saves money.

16. Not only women use birth control.

17. Birth control means freedom.

18. Building a family is in your hands.

19. We won't go back.

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