Hey guys! How is it going? I have to admit that this semester is killing me, just because i find myself neck deep in primary scientific literature. That means terminology, sentence structure, and impossible to understand graphs and charts. For hours on end.
Beyond that, I did go to the doctor, and after much inner debate, opted to get birth control.
The option of birth control confuses me, as a pagan. I don’t run into the same problem as Christians, because I don’t really think that God is going to smite me dead if my ovaries aren’t in constant use. But it does irk me a bit, because our current hormonal birth control methods – the most effective ones – are exatly that: hormonal. So I’m subjecting my body to a series of drugs to make it think it’s pregnant.
That is what I have an issue with. Should I be interfering with my body’s cycles? I’m primarily interested in birth control as a method of easing pain and complications with menstruation, not as an actual – birth control -.
I did decide that the risk of interfering with and regulating my body’s cycles – at least for now – is an okay decision. If too much affects me in the wrong way, I will stop using it. That means weight gain, rapid mood changes, acne/skin quality deterioration, and weird sleep/wake changes.
Anyone else want to weigh in? Should we be forcing our bodies into cycles that aren’t inherent to them?