Why Millennial Women are Rejecting the Pill

Published on November 1, 2017

Contemporary research about the patterns of women’s contraceptive use demonstrates some strong shifts: “…younger women are turning away from the pill in droves—an NHS study found that the number of women in contact with sexual and reproductive health services who used user-dependent contraception, including the pill, had dropped by more than 13 per cent between 2005 and 2015.”

See the full article from Vogue here.

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2 Responses to “Why Millennial Women are Rejecting the Pill”

  1. Rian

    This article is helpful in starting the conversation around FABMs, but I’m not supportive of FEMM reposting and endorsing this piece of writing. The article reflects that “natural” methods of monitoring a woman’s cycle dramatically decrease in effectiveness if just one day of observations are not recorded (referencing basal body temp methods) and the article doesn’t mention cervical mucus monitoring at all. The article also somewhat endorses IUDs. Again, a great conversation starter but not something I would expect FEMM to be putting their own stamp of approval on with further material to identify what is right and wrong about the article. Thanks for listening!

    • Weronika

      Thanks for this comment, Rian. This new research and article clearly state the negative effects of the newer hormonal contraceptives, including IUDs, and FEMM didn’t intend this as an endorsement–rather as a demonstration of research being done and conversations unfolding. We appreciate very much your contribution.


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