I’m On Birth Control. Does My Partner Still Need to Wear a Condom?

 

I’m on birth control. Does my partner still need to wear a condom?

It’s great that you’re taking steps to have safer sex. But it’s not just your responsibility; it’s his, too. Birth control prevents pregnancy but not the transmission of STIs. Has he been tested for STIs? If not, ask him to be! And even if your birth control is used properly, there is a chance it can fail. Condoms can provide a back-up way to make sure you don’t get pregnant and to prevent the transmission of STIs.

To get tested, make an appointment at a health center.

Learn about all the birth control methods through the Playbook.