Why I Swore Off Birth Control at 22

Sameena Khan
Human Parts
Published in
10 min readApr 15, 2024

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Spoiler Alert: It made me want to kill myself (or am I just a massive virgin?)

Photo by Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition on Unsplash

Before I start, I understand why birth control can be really helpful for some people and that it is an individual’s choice to use it, but I will always be a strong advocate for alternative contraceptives, treatments and male contraception. Coming off birth control is the only reason I am alive at 24, and I mean that

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Sameena Khan
Human Parts

24 years old with an opinion on anything/everything. Background in arguing at the pub and politics.