Lena Dunham Asked Women Why They Use Birth Control — And Got Back Some Powerful Answers

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Lena Dunham has never been shy about exposing herself, but this time, she’s asking fans to get personal as well.

The star and creator of Girls took to Twitter to explain why she uses birth control — to curb the pain caused by Endometriosis, a health disorder that occurs when cells from the lining of the uterus grow in other areas of the body — and asked others why they use birth control.

Many were eager to share their reasons — and the resultant conversation was powerful.

In typical Lena fashion, she also managed to sneak in a joke during the raw and frank discussion of contraception.

“Oh, one other reason I need birth control: cuz once when I was menstruating real bad I said, ‘My grandma only likes me cuz I’m on TV,’” she tweeted.

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