Anonymous said: Hi Vivian! Have you ever taken the pill as contraception? I feel like I don't want to take it, I just don't feel good thinking about the risks (however small they might be). But I'm also quite afraid of the risk of a pregnancy when using only condoms...
Hello anon, I’ve done quite a bit of research about this topic… I think birth control options are severely under emphasized in health classes. Condoms actually work very very VERY well with *correct* use, which means every single time, prior to insertion, appropriate size and orientation… Which no one actually teaches sexually active individuals, and we basically have to fumble around in the dark and hope the other person knows which way is up.
For oral contraceptives… I personally don’t take and have never taken them. There are side effects to every medication, it’s a matter of balancing the positive benefits and negative side effects depending on the person.
Hope this helped to answer your question, even a little bit. Let me know if you have more questions :)