What Birth Control Options Are There? Sophia Bush On NoHormonesPlz
Like most 20-something-year-old women, I grew up with Brooke Davis on my TV screen, quoting her classic One Tree Hill one-liners and crying into my pillowcase over her destined-to-fail relationship with Lucas Scott. (Clothes over bros, am I right?)
However, as I grew older, I began to fall more and more in love with the woman behind the role: Sophia Bush.
Actress, director, spokesperson, activist... Sophia Bush literally does it all. I was in awe of her for nine straight seasons as she owned the hallways at Tree Hill High, so just imagine what it was like for me to actually meet her in person.
That's right, folks. Prepare to feel jealous.
I was able to sit down with Sophia Bush to discuss her awesome new partnership with Teva Women's Health to raise awareness among women that hormone-free birth control exists.
The campaign, #NoHormonesPlz, has a strong female empowerment message, which we know Bush is all about. The women's rights advocate has become known on social media, by fans and followers, for her outspoken, feminist viewpoints. She doesn't hold back and she'll do whatever it takes to help young women feel strong, safe, and heard.
When asked why she's the perfect person to help #NoHormonesPlz drive women to inquire about going hormone-free when at the doctor/gyno, Bush told Elite Daily,
More than that, though, Bush shared why it's important for women to dive deeper into asking questions about their health. She said,
Many women, of course, might not have the right resources to help start these conversations with their doctors. That's where the #NoHormonesPlz website comes in. Bush explained,
The campaign does exactly what Bush says: provides women with education on birth control options for their bodies.
#NoHormonesPlz was actually born out of a survey fielded by Teva Women's Health of 197 U.S. women ages 23-34 years, and as the site explains, "more than half of women responded that they had some concern about using hormonal birth control, but used it anyway because they weren't aware of other options."
One option happens to be PARAGARD, a copper-releasing device that's placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. PARAGARD is more than 99 percent effective and also completely hormone-free.
Now, I have to be honest: I've been looking into getting an IUD lately, so PARAGARD sounds like the perfect option for me. However, I'd love to know where I can get more information besides, you know, talking to my BFF Sophia.
Therefore, the star shared with me advice she'd give women on how to become better educated and access helpful resources. She said,
I have to just say, by the way, Sophia Bush might be the most well-spoken and eloquent human I've ever met in my life.
It was clear in her tone how passionate she feels about empowering women to speak out about their concerns and fight for their rights. More than that, though, I felt a sort of urgency in her voice.
I asked Bush to explain why now, more than ever, women should speak out about these issues:
Be sure to visit www.nohormonesplz.com to learn more about the awesome campaign and educate yourself on the best options for your body.
You can also enter sweepstakes on the site for the chance to win a meet-and-greet with Sophia or a $1,000 spa gift card.
It was great to meet you, Sophia Bush. Thanks so much for leading the way for so many women and inspiring us every day.