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Rita and Jana

About us

We are Better Birth Control

In 2021, the co-founders of Better Birth Control, Jana and Rita, initiated a petition for better contraception, which not only generated wide public visibility in society and politics, but also resulted in the founding of a non-profit association. Since then, Better Birth Control has been promoting sex education and advising federal policy-makers on providing better and gender equal contraception.

Our values

What matters to us

Values that motivate and inspire us to create better contraception for everyone.

Change

Change only emerges through dialogue - we establish this dialogue between civil society and politics

Equality

Better contraception and reproductive rights for all genders – which ultimately promotes gender equality as well

Education

Early and enhanced sex education in order to sustainably anchor contraception in the social discourse

Empowerment

Enabling people to freely express their sexuality - without concern for unwanted pregnancies

Our achievements and goals

What we do

In eight months, we have successfully incorporated better contraception into the current agenda of German federal policy - but there is more work to be done.

Petition

With our petition for better contraception, we were able to collect more than 130,000 signatures and acquire various supporters for our demands.

German parties

Demands for better contraception were included in the party agendas of the FDP, SPD, Greens and LINKE for the 2021 federal elections.

Federal Government

We were successful in convincing the German government to include the demands for better contraception in the coalition agreement.

Political implementation

We aim to make equal and free contraception a reality – on a national and international level.

Our team

Talents and Faces

Our team consists of dedicated members who are responsible for the various projects of Better Birth Control. Rita and Jana lead the team and form the board of our association.

Rita Maglio

Co-founder

Jana Pfenning

Jana Pfenning

Co-founder

Franziska Schneider

Editorial

Romy Jäger

Editorial

Sarah Peisert

Sarah Peisert

Teamlead Member administration

Maxi Köhler

Maxi Köhler

Events

Ben Bortels

Benjamin Bortels

Teamlead IT and Organisation

Hannah Reufer

Hannah Reufer

Teamlead Events

Annika Thoden

Annika Thoden

Teamlead Social Media

Carolina Fittipaldi

Carolina Fittipaldi

Teamlead Editorial

Inja van Soest

Inja van Soest

Member administration

Nele Wicher

Nele Wicher

Editorial

Nikola Hillejan

Nikola Hillejan

Design

Eva Müller

Editorial

Luisa Andresen

Luisa Andresen

Social Media

Sophia Schmittel

Sophia Schmittel

Finance

Emily Falkenhof

Design

Janine Deubel

Finance

Marie Möll

Teamlead Social Media

Esin Celik

Social Media

Sabrina Kumbruch

Teamlead Finance

Katharina Seizew

Katharina Seizew

Teamlead Design

Ines Loimayer

Ines Loimayer

Design

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Our supporters

Evelyn Regner

Member of the European Parliament

Cordelia Röders-Arnold

Founder and co-initiator #stattblumen

Wiebke Winter

Member of the CDU Federal Executive Committee

Delara Burkhardt

Member of the European Parliament

Bruno Hönel

Member of the German Bundestag

Ria Schröder

Member of the German Bundestag

Tiemo Wölken

Member of the European Parliament

Victoria Müller

Author, host, activist

Kevin Kühnert

General Secretary of the SPD and Member of the Bundestag

Florian Siekmann

Member of the Bavarian State Parliament

Marlene Schönberger

Member of the German Bundestag

Yasmine M'Barek

Author and journalist

Jennifer Weist

Singer, host and founder

Katharina Barley

Vice-President of the European Parliament

Sebastian Hotz

Author, podcaster and much more.

Katrin Werner

Former member of the German Bundestag

Diana zur Löwen

Founder and Social Media Influencer

Marcel Emmerich

Member of the German Bundestag

Anikó Merten

Member of the German Bundestag

Lars Klingbeil

Federal Chairman of the SPD

Clare Devlin

Journalist and founder

Luise Morgeneyer

Author and founder

Saskia Weishaupt

Member of the German Bundestag

Jamila Schäfer

Member of the German Bundestag

Eric Marquardt

Member of the European Parliament

Dietmar Köster

Member of the European Parliament

Michael Bloss

Member of the European Parliament

Sophia Seiler

Journalist

Stefan Liebich

Former Member of the German Bundestag

Terry Reintke

Member of the European Parliament

Marja-Liisa Völlers

Member of the German Bundestag

Sally-Lisa Starken

Founder and co-initiator #stattblumen

Ralf Ruthe

Author, musician, filmmaker and cartoonist

Ricarda Lang

Federal Chairwoman of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and Member of the Bundestag

Louisa Dellert

Moderator, Keynote Speaker and CEO

Our partners

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* While we speak of women and men, we are aware of the diversity of genders and demand better contraception for all people.