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Ask the Expert | Oregon CCare

Got a question about birth control?


Connie is a public health nurse at the Oregon Health Authority and has heard it all.

Here is one she gets asked a lot:

I want to talk to my boyfriend about using condoms but it’s so awkward. How do I bring it up? What should I say?
- Female, 28, Tillamook

It doesn’t have to be awkward! How about bringing it up casually over coffee or dinner? Talk about how sex will be even better if you are not worried about STDs or unplanned pregnancy. You can get condoms that you will both like, there are so many different kinds, even a female condom! Remember, communication is key to a healthy relationship, so start talking.

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