Today is day three of my period: the sleepy, mopey day. It was a real struggle to get out of bed; luckily, it’s Sunday. I could only drag myself out of bed and into some very forgiving tights after two hours of hugging a heating pad to my stomach [...]
When the Pill was first developed, it could not be sold as contraception because contraception was not legal. Instead, hormonal birth control had to be prescribed to “normalize” periods. “Normalize” was code for being “not pregnant” (wink-wink).