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  • queerhellth

Case #22

No I Don't Need Birth Control!


I'm getting really frustrated with heterosexual being considered the norm when going to see the doctor. I understand that lots of people need birth control, but I don't know why they always start with asking "what birth control are you using" rather than asking whether or not I even need it?


I personally don't need it because I only have sex with women, but it must be equally frustrating for people who are asexual to constantly assume that we are having the type of sex that could end up with a baby. Lots of us aren't!


I don't think it's too much to ask for health practitioners to just phrase it a little differently. Ask "if you are sexually active, is it the type that requires birth control?" or something like that, just stop assuming that everyone is at risk of pregnancy.