When Did Everyone Stop Taking Birth Control?

Deven Hopp

Pepe León

Birth control (like Leonardo DiCaprio) is just one of those topics that comes up. Be it over a glass of wine with friends or during a casual conversation with acquaintances, lots of women love to talk about birth control. Whether we had the exact same experience or the complete opposite, the mention of birth control sparks an honest and open conversation—a lot of it. Throughout those many conversations, we’ve noticed a growing trend. More and more women are ditching hormonal birth control. (Fun fact: the photo on this page was created using pills Byrdie team members had stopping taking.) And they’re more than willing to talk about it.

Scroll through for tales of birth control trials and tribulations from real women in their 20s and 30s.

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