Sex Educator, 28 years old.

Photo by Zara Katz

When she was a teenager, hormonal birth control helped Kendall McKenzie treat severe acne and irregular periods. In her early 20s, she decided that she wanted to go off the hormones and switch to a copper intrauterine device (IUD). Her doctor refused to give her one.

Listen to her story:

Listen to McKenzie explain the roadblocks many women face: