Why Does It Seem Like Everyone Is Ditching Hormonal Birth Control?
A few years ago, if someone told you they were getting off birth control, you might expect them to also say they’re trying to get pregnant. Lately, it’s not uncommon to hear that your friend’s friend, her sister, and someone else you saw on TikTok have decided to go off birth control — with no plans to have a kid anytime soon.
Dr. Lucky Sekhon attributes rising skepticism of the pill to “a general distrust of the medical establishment,” particularly among women and minority groups. "People want to feel in control,” she says. Some women may reject birth control to push back against how powerless the healthcare system makes them feel.
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