What do I do when my family does not agree with my choice to have sex/use birth control?
Remember that everyone is different, and that it’s best to find a way of communication that respects and understands all members of the conversation.
There are also many reasons for getting on birth control—it’s not just about protection from pregnancy or STIs.
Birth control can help regulate hormones and help alleviate symptoms of endometriosis, acne, and other health issues. Maybe start here.
Tell your family you want to be open with them. Explain that this conversation isn’t easy to have, but you know that it’s important for you to have it.
Bottom line: sex is part of your life, and you should be able to talk about it freely with your family. Remember that your family is always going to be there, and that your relationship with them relies on communication and respect.