Dissatisfied With Birth Control? You’re Not Alone

Mental and emotional health matter just as much as reproductive health

Krystale E. Littlejohn, PhD
3 min readJul 19, 2021

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The staggering number of people dissatisfied with their birth control often goes unrecognized. Thirty-seven percent of women ages 23–44 who had ever used hormonal birth control stopped it because they felt dissatisfied according to a study I conducted in 2012.

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Krystale E. Littlejohn, PhD

Author & Sociologist @ University of Oregon. My book on sex, birth control, and inequality: justgetonthepill.com.