Real Stories: 5 women on how birth control is helping them win their future

Birth control can help you focus on your goals without having to worry about an unplanned pregnancy.

For some of us, the nine-to-five grind is a much more comfortable speed than ‘round-the-clock parenting—at least for now. For others, babies aren’t in the picture at all. And though being a working woman and a mom can be an amazing and rewarding combo, some moments are probably better for bringing kids into the mix than others.

Luckily, no matter what your goals are in terms of family, education, and career, birth control has your back. Below, hear five women talk about how their method is helping them make their dreams a reality.

Danielle, 20, the pill and not right now

“If I had a child right now, I would have to put my life on hold.” Thanks to birth control, Danielle is able to pursue her dream of becoming a clinical psychologist.

Brittany, 24, IUD

Brittany has some big goals she’d like to accomplish before having kids. She’s happy with her choice of the Paragard IUD and thinks of it as a long-term investment that’s sure to pay off.

Abigail, 19, implant

Abigail works at a health clinic and is studying to be a nurse. The implant is making it possible for her to finish school and be financially and emotionally ready before she has kids.

Johanna, 28, IUD and emergency contraception

As a nursing student, Johanna’s life is incredibly hectic—when she’s not in class, she’s volunteering at a health clinic, running, or spending time with friends. Thanks to her Paragard IUD, birth control is one less thing Johanna has to think about.

Stephanie, 23, the shot

Stephanie is busy. She’s in the process of becoming a personal trainer and used to forget to take her pill sometimes. Feeling frustrated by her daily birth control method, she decided to switch to the shot (which you only need to get four times a year).

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