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Women’s encounters with dismissive or invalidating behaviour in healthcare settings are distressingly common. Honi Soit spoke to women who shared stories of their concerns being brushed aside, their pain being downplayed, and their autonomy being disregarded.

Consequently, the pill has provided me with a sense of agency and independence which would simply not exist if I continued to struggle with debilitatingly heavy periods and painful cystic acne each month. So why now, at 21, do I feel that being taken away from me?