Exactly How to Talk to Your Partner About Birth Control

“A lot of my patients will say, ‘Well, I trust them.' It’s not about trust."

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Sure, it’s not as fun as sipping craft cocktails or taking selfies at a baseball game, but discussing your birth control plan is an important first (yes, we said first) step in any sexual relationship. Whether you're not looking for anything serious or you’re in it for the long haul, The Talk needs to happen and it needs to happen early. Here’s how to do it without dying of awkwardness.