This is why doctors need to explain this stuff and why we need more family planning counselors. I haven’t gotten any questions this off but I get a lot of questions from people who don’t know what the side effects are or how the birth control works.
my favourite tale of misconceptions of sex is the fact that my teachers friend was a doctor who worked in infertility and one day a couple came in crying about the fact they couldn’t have children and they’d been trying for years…. it later conspired he was mistaking the gap in between her legs for a vagina and they were both, technically, virgins.
We are the legacy of fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution. We have a choice: We can enhance life and come to know the universe that made us, or we can squander our fifteen billion-year heritage in meaningless self-destruction.