Representative of Naboo
I live in 'Murica. Where are you from?
I am genuinely curious why you think you have to walk past religious nuts to get birth control though. Abortion? Yea I could see it, but birth control? You can get a 'scrip for that from any general medical facility. Go to your community health center if you don't have insurance. They charge on a sliding scale based on income.
Not everywhere in "'murica" had that luxury. In fact alarmingly few places in this country have that luxury, even on the relatively progressive coasts. And there's still an unecessary stigma about any sort of control of how one has over if and how they give birth, especially women.
And I'm a guy so I'll never have the brunt of it directed at me, but I still see it and it's still messed up on so many levels.
As for the main topic, while blood of any kind skeeves me out, I actually have always had a relatively positive attitude towards menstruation, always hated how other guys were willfully ignorant and rude about it, and always strove to make sure my female friends and loved ones were comfortable by any means necessary (up to and including wink wink nudge nudge where appropriate).