What If Birth Control Were Free? More Women Would Use It. 1Irin Carmon and 115 others eEditaDeleteiInviteBPromoteXDismissXUndismissbBlock for JezebelbHide "The average woman spends 30 years of her life trying to avoid getting pregnant." Well, when you put it that way. From that campaign we told you about, pushing for full coverage of birth control under health-care reform. Petition here. » 10/13/10 5:51pm 10/13/10 5:51pmWouldn't It Be Nice If Birth-Control Pills Were Free?