The Pill: Testimonials
I’m with a wonderful guy who I actually met in nursing school. We’ve been together for about a year and a half now. And we have a very open and honest relationship. We communicate a lot. And I think a lot of that we probably learned in school, as far as learning how to communicate with patients. It works very well in relationships, as well. And it’s really great, just because we both have somewhat of a timeline as far as a family goes and what we want to do in our lives. We share the same vision. Being on birth control right now is really important to me, because in my big Mexican family, we have been known to have a lot of children. And there have been some, like, kind of horror stories whereas my uncle when he was 14, he had his first child. And then that daughter who grew up, when she was 14, she had – she grew up and, you know, she had her first child at 14 also. I have, unfortunately, messed up in not taking my pill on time. And it did result in a pregnancy scare, which was only a scare and it actually wasn’t an actual pregnancy, but it was enough to make me realize that I needed to fix the system that I had to make sure that I was taking my pill every day. I used to just keep it by my alarm clock, and when I would hit snooze, I would always forget to take my pill. So yeah, I just got the idea to put it right by my toothbrush, which has been really, really helpful. If I remember to keep my birth control pill right next to my toothpaste, it helps me very much to remember to take it every day at the same time. The only thing that I can see changing over the course of 10 to 15 years is that I’d be ready to start having a family. And I may consider moving outside of San Francisco just to buy a home or something like that, but my goal is to still remain a nurse in maternity. My name is Monique. I’m 26 years old, and I take Ortho Tri-Cyclen, the birth control pill.
Monique, 26, The Pill
I needed to fix my system for taking the pill.
Birth control is important to Monique. She and her guy have a similar vision for when they want to start a family—and they both know it’s not right now.
Monique is on the pill and in the past, she occasionally forgot to take it on time. After a pregnancy scare, Monique knew she needed a better system.
So she started putting the pack of pills next to her toothbrush and now she never misses a dose.