Birth Control and Technology: Besider
A Great Idea!
To start, birth control wasn’t always accessible. However, that has changed. Recently, I found Bedsider’s website and it’s incredible. Moreover, they aren’t merely an AMAZING tool for contraception methods. Also, this website has a variety of sex education resources.
As quoted by Bedsider, “Babies are great…when you’re ready for them. We think in the meantime you have the right to a healthy, happy sex life without worrying about unplanned pregnancy. You can make that happen by taking an active role in your reproductive health. We can help with that.
Bedsider.org (Bedsider) is an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy. Power to Decide works to ensure that every young person has the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant—increasing their opportunity to pursue the future they want.
Right now, seven in 10 pregnancies among unmarried women 18-29 are described by women themselves as unplanned. That sounds like a lot to us. We hope that Bedsider will be a useful tool for women to learn about their birth control options, better manage their birth control, and in the process avoid getting pregnant until they’re ready.”