Three Generations of Diaphragm Defeat

Three Generations of Diaphragm Defeat

Ever since I was about 10 years old, I knew that my very existence depended on my mother leaving her diaphragm in the dresser drawer one day in January of 1986. This is the kind of relationship that I have with my mom—so of course I didn't mind that she came along with me to the pharmacy to pick up my very own diaphragm. And my mom didn't give bringing my grandmother along a second thought.

In my first piece for Sound Effect, public radio station KNKX-FM's weekly magazine, I interviewed my mom and grandmother about birth control, sex ed, and passing along as much information as you can. Listen to the full piece here.