Is it insane to rely wholly on condoms for birth control?
September 11, 2012 7:58 AM Subscribe
Is it insane to rely on condoms for birth control?
posted by nerdfish to health & fitness (51 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
My hair started falling out after 10 years on Implanon. I took it out, thinking I'd get an IUD, but completely chickened out. After a few months of using condoms only, I decided to do the mature thing and get back on the pill (Microgynon). Two cycles in and my hair is falling out by the handful in the shower and I feel constantly nauseous.
So my question is - is it totally nuts to rely on condoms? A pregnancy is not an option at the moment.
Note: please don't scold me about not getting an IUD. I know it's the best option, but I'm terrified of the insertion process and potential complications. I just want to know whether condoms are reliable enough to be our only birth control method.