Hormone free contraception
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Here in Australia we only have one hormone free option of contraception (besides the obvious abstinence or condom; which can fail), the copper IUD. This is only available to those who have previously had a child.
We need the option of diaphragms and spermicide (and any other hormone free contraceptives I may not be aware of!). This will help lower teen pregnancy, lower obesity from synthetic hormones, lower mental health issues from synthetic hormones (Australia hands out depression drugs more than most other countries); Also Australia is fast growing it's awareness in natural hormone free foods and natural products so why not allow us natural contraceptives which directly affect our health just as much, arguably more than hormone/chemical foods.
A personal story: I had an unplanned pregnancy too young from condoms. After my first child I had the copper IUD inserted, which to my astonishment lead to another surprise pregnancy because they can "fall out" without you noticing during menstrual cycles. I proceeded naively to try the copper IUD once more out of desperation to make the hormone free version work, just to have that also "fall out" (I was careful this time and noticed before any pregnancy ensued). I have tried hormonal varieties of many sorts which have all had adverse effects. I feel cornered and forced to have a hormonal contraceptive which disagrees with me because of Australia's lack of choices.
Please join me to allow all Australian's more choice in controlling their lives!
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