So, this came up in conversation with one of my best friends just a few minutes ago.
Y’all DO know that the Pill, our good friend birth control, is less effective on fat women, right?
Paul at Big Fat Blog wrote about this three years ago and nothing seems to have changed in the meantime. So when my friends ask me if I’m on the Pill yet (since the boyfriend and I DO live together now), I kind of cringe. Not because they are asking, but because the reality is, while they SHOULD have this down by now (as my friend said), they just don’t. And I am left with less than ideal choices.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad those choices exist. I can walk into any drugstore or grocery store or store with any sort of health and hygiene section and walk out with the condoms of our choice. But unless I want to be something like 60% more likely than a thin woman to get pregnant while on the pill, even though we are in a monogamous relationship and we’re both clean for other issues….
You know, given how afraid people are of zombie fat, you’d think the development of effective birth control for fat women would be a top priority!
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