Gaslighting involves undermining someone else’s reality by blatantly denying facts, their environment, or their feelings. In simpler terms, it is when someone knowingly makes you think that you are crazy or that you don’t know what you are doing or talking about when all they want is to control you.
Different birth control options exist for individuals who are sexually active and would like to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Along with selections like condoms, the morning after pill, spermicide, birth control patch, there is also the Intrauterine Device popularly referred to as IUD.
Even though only abstinence from sex guarantees 100 percent protection from unplanned pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, Condom use has proven effective (guarantees 98 percent protection) and a more preferred method.
Contraceptive use in Nigeria remains a convoluted and controversial topic. While the narrative surrounding reproductive health and family planning have evolved over the years, there remains a sense of derision when contraceptives are brought up, especially concerning a woman’s agency over her body.