I must say I was horrified as I took a step into the Cook County hospital’s reproduction unit. I guess that’s what you would call it :/.
Firstly, on my way up to the unit, which was located on the 4th floor, I saw a girl on the elevator who was rubbing her belly. She was a plump young girl, but her stomach appeared to be firm and round. I assumed she was pregnant. Besides, she was on her way to the 4th floor just as I was.
She looked at me, then looked away. She glanced at me once again and said, “I hope it’s not a lot of girls in here today!” All I could do was force a small smile. I’ll be honest, I was disgusted. The first thing that came to my mind was how many times had she been here before.
Anyway, let’s fast forward this a bit. So, I’m finally on the 4th floor. I kid with nobody when I say that there were at least 60 girls who were in the reproduction unit. I later learned that one half of the room was for those getting abortions and the other for those wanting some form of birth control. Oh, the irony!
Now, I wasn’t pregnant. To be quite honest, I was there for emergency contraception. And in fact this the whole reason I’m doing this post.
Plan B pills (morning after pills) are not effective on women over 178 lbs!!!!
^^^^^read that again^^^^^
NOT EFFECTIVE!!! The doctor did not even know this! He literally did a Google search on the Internet because he didn’t believe me.
I was a bit unsure if I should make this public. I was afraid of telling the entire world I have sex lol, but I figure it’s worth it. Plenty of women over 178 lbs. have unprotected sex, get raped, or have failed contraception method incidents. Hopefully, someone reads this blog and learns something new. And by the way, thanks to the lady in Walgreens who randomly told me this. 🙂 i love you lol.
COPPER IUD, ALSO KNOWN AS PARAGARD, CAN BE USED AS EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION. IT’S GREAT FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS A MORE LONG TERM BIRTH CONTROL METHOD AS WELL. IT LASTS FOR UP TO 10 YEARS.
Maybe the girls who were there to get abortions that day wouldn’t have been there if they had known about this.
We, women are so ignorant to our body parts! We have no idea what it looks like, how it works, etc. It’s actually sad.