Got a Diaphragm But Being Pushed Toward Hormone Birth Control

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 11:29
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Dear Betty,

I am a 16 year old girl who recently became sexually active. I masturbate much more frequentaly then I have partner sex and I can orgasm regularly. What concerns me is birth control. I was on the pill for a few months but I went off it because of side effects and the effect it had on my sec drive. So I went to a gynecologist and got fitted for a diaphragm and so far I love it so much compaired to the pill.

What worries me is that it is becoming less and less available. My doctor was pushing me to get a progesterone implant in my arm or try the nueva ring, saying that diaphragms are rare now a days and he had never seen someone as young as me ask for one. I know that my diaphragm will not last me forever and I will eventually have to get a new one and I worry about the availability years in the future. How do you feel about the future of nonhormonal birth control, considering that all these new hormonal methods have become popular and the decreasing availability of barrier methods. Thanks!


Dear M,

You are one smart and aware young girl. Thanks to you and many others like you, we can bring back and secure the diaphragms availability by getting more and more young women asking for it.

As you have seen, Big Pharma has a lot of doctors in it's back pocket pushing heavy drugs on us to profit this pharmaceutical monster that has been making huge amounts of money experimenting with women's bodies. Carlin and I will continue to share this information on our website that it growing bigger every day with more women joining us. Welcome to D&R.

Dr. Betty

Liberating women one orgasm at a time

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non-hormonal birth control

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 21:16

I'd say don't listen to your doctor. Just because diaphragms are rare, doesn't mean they are not available. Maybe they'll be more supportive at planned parenthood or other sexual health clinic?
And don't forget about condoms, which are everywhere! 
Also, another non-hormonal method of birth control that some of my friends like is the copper IUD (intrauterine device).

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