When it comes to contraception choices, who is most responsible? It seems the unless you are using a condom or the male's had a vasectomy, women seem to bear the responsibility of either remembering to take a pill everyday, replace her NuvaRing every three weeks, change a patch weekly, deal with the side effects of hormonal methods, and the list can go on and on. Should a woman ask her partner to remind her everyday when to take her pill? Is there a way for men to help share in this role?
When discussing which type of birth control to use, should the decision be made 50/50 - even if the end result is the woman having to be the one whose shoulders the responsibility falls on? Part of having sex is dealing with these issues and having these conversations. Discussing your feelings and decisions about contraception with your partner may be embarrassing, but it is important that you have this discussion, especially before you get caught up in "the heat of the moment."
Never fear! Here are some practical tips and advice on how to talk to your partner about using birth control.
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