Don’t brush off my ovulation pain. Part 1 of my experiences with the medical system, and hormonal health. It’s not sharp pain, not usually. It’s an aching gnawing pain that makes me press my hand to my stomach. In February, I was told that this was perfectly normal. The gynaecologist said that to my face, she said that it’s normal to have pain throughout your entire cycle. I went home, and I researched. Medical research is what I do best. Once you’ve experienced pain that makes you want to float away into nothingness, Googling symptoms doesn’t really scare you any…

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And that’s not click bate! As of July 2017 the only contraception method I rely on are condoms. Three years ago I never would have imagined I’d be saying that sentence – I was the ‘having back ups of the back ups’ type of person. But, things change. The reasons are varied, and not all of them make sense to my doctors, but they make sense to me. Contraception methods I’ve never tried: the ring, natural planning, diaphragm, the shot, the female condom (though I hope to soon!), cervical cap, and the birth control sponge. Reason 1: “all licensed oral contraceptives…

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