Understanding birth control options, family planning, and more
Experts Dr. Evelyn Minaya, Tamika Simpson, Dr. Jen Caudle, and Dr. Robin Miller discuss the importance of women advocating for their own healthcare. The conversation reviews different types of birth control and benefits of family planning.
How can we make the conversations around birth control or fertility, et cetera, how can we make these conversations less loaded?
I really do emphasize to my patients that it is very, very important to have these wonderful, open conversations.
What are their options? What are their lifestyles? And then we go on from there. What do you want to do? Long term plan, what is your short term plan.
You're going off to college. Things like that. I would say my biggest pet peeve is just the lack of education and misinformation
that is out there. It's so frustrating and oftentimes even infuriating for me personally, because sometimes the information is
just so blatantly wrong and decisions are being made off of this wrong and incorrect information.
So it's really a struggle for patients and clients as well as the providers. Can you talk about why it's important to know what choices
we have and even how you feel about that misconception about the options I mentioned being only for people who don't want children?
There are two things that I think are really important for health at the individual and society.
Prevention and accountability. So when it comes to birth control and contraception,
that's all part of that same thing. So we want to have healthy pregnancies, prevent problems. If you plan, you're more likely to have a healthy pregnancy
and healthy baby. So you can take the proper vitamins, avoid alcohol, things like that.
You could also get yourself in a position where economically and emotionally you're ready. And in societies where people plan,
they have healthier families. And that's essential. But what's essential is that we have the choice.
That's why we all need to speak up. We all need to know what's going on in terms of our bodies and what we want for birth control and family planning.
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