The fact that 98 percent of women in [the U.S.] who are sexually experienced say they use birth control doesn't make sex any less sacred. It just means that they're getting to make choices about their lives.

Melinda Gates

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Source: "Let's Put Birth Control Back on the Agenda." TEDxChange. Apr. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from philanthropist Melinda Gates means that the vast majority of sexually active American women say that contraception doesn't take anything away from sex and gives them the important ability to control whether they become pregnant. The quote is from Gates' 2012 TED Talk about the importance of making birth control available to women worldwide. Watch the full TED Talk here: Melinda Gates - Let's Put Birth Control Back on the Agenda