The first time I traveled to Tahiti, I remember being surprised by how different everything was. I had never been out of California, so Tahiti was a complete culture shock for me. Trying to understand French, eating fish for breakfast, waking up at sunrise to feed the sharks and stingrays, and kissing people on the cheek to greet them were just a few of the lifestyle differences. I remember back to when I felt so intimidated by Tahiti and the people because they seemed so different than me and my life.
Fast forward, I’ve just returned from Tahiti and I already feel like I’ve had a change of heart. I’ve learned that no matter how far you are from home, how different the lifestyle is, and how confusing the language barriers can be, we all share so many similarities we tend to overlook. We all crave love, respect, and happiness. We all want a job that brings us joy as well as financial stability. We all have to make important decisions too - about our personal lives and about our health. Even on an island in the middle of the ocean, one health decision I keep top of mind is taking my birth control pill.
Many women have questions about how the Pill works, which pill option may be appropriate for them, where to get it, how to take it, and what the side effects might be. In the United States, there are various providers we can look to when it comes to birth control. In some states, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can prescribe the Pill and pharmacists can offer advice about your prescribed birth control.
(P.S. Interested in exploring a low dose birth control pill option? One option is Lo Loestrin® Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous fumarate tablets), the #1-prescribed birth control Pill by OB/GYNs.* Lo Loestrin Fe is used for the prevention of pregnancy. However, if you are moderately obese, discuss with your healthcare provider whether Lo Loestrin Fe is appropriate for you). To learn about Important Risk Information, including Boxed Warning, for Lo Loestrin Fe, please scroll below.
Greta Rose does not use Lo Loestrin Fe, but you can speak with your healthcare provider to see if it may be an option for you. Greta is a paid influencer for Allergan, and the opinions stated above are her own.
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