I'm Over My Period.

Yup, you read it correctly. I'm completely over my period. This hardly ever talked about taboo subject is the bane of my existence right now. Okay, you're probably rolling your eyes right now and saying I get my period too, so what. 

Well let me explain, I have a hormonal imbalance causing me to have my period every 3 months. Sounds great right, not really because when I am menstruating it's for four weeks at a time. It literally drains the life out of me. And the only thing that can balance this out is birth control. 

Imagine getting your period for the first time and having to deal with this and that has been my whole life. A thirteen-year-old needing to be on birth control. I didn't remember all the gritty details of this 'period' until I no longer had health insurance while in grad school. It left me no choice but to deal with this awful occurrence, spending hundreds of dollars on Midol, pads and tampons. 

And just to think the men who run this country have the audacity to say birth control is not needed. Birth Control is basic health care well at least for me and the millions of women who are on it. It pains me that something I rely so heavily on to make me feel the slightest bit normal can be taken away. 

 

Check out this video from ATTN: that sums up what is going on in politics. This is why it is important that the elected state legislators are so important. Some states are taking heed and choosing to fight for this right. It makes me wonder why men (let alone elected officials) think women's bodies are up are for discussion. 

Well, I'm here to say to that Birth Control should not be up for discussion and neither should my body. Because I'm totally over my period and the excruciating pain it brings.