Birth control doesn’t just let you have sex without getting pregnant. For many, it lets you control your reproductive health, treat debilitating symptoms, and even improve your quality of life.
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(But, also, that no-babies thing is pretty clutch.)
So, in honor of this year’s Thanks, Birth Control Day, a campaign led by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, we asked members of the BuzzFeed Community why they use birth control and what it’s made possible for them.
Here are a just a few reasons someone might take birth control: