Birth control is . Let’s talk about it!

Hetal, 29, shares her experience with getting birth control in the face of cultural stigma and a lack of information.

It Shouldn’t Be This Hard

What’s the biggest barrier for women who need birth control? Feeling uncomfortable talking about it. (Cost is #2!)

#NotAwkward is encouraging positive conversations about birth control and reproductive health.

You can make a difference for other women just by sharing your story and quality information. We can learn from and lean on each other!

Ever had an awkward conversation about birth control or sexual health? Ever had a great one? Share your #NotAwkward story on Twitter and Instagram!


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Birth control can help women maintain control over their bodies. Talk with your friends and loved ones about all #birthcontrol options. #NotAwkward #BreakTheStigma https://bit.ly/3rValjj

Communication is key in relationships! @CDCgov offers partner notification services for #STD diagnosis and prevention. Make health a priority by talking with your partner about #HIV risks and testing. #NotAwkward https://bit.ly/3BT9C6c

Why is breaking stigma important to you? Patricia shares how she wants to create a future where women feel comfortable to discuss reproductive health. #NotAwkward
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What does having access mean to you? Sheraelyn shares her take on how she would feel if she didn’t have access to birth control. #NotAwkward https://www.medicines360.org/women/

STDs can be preventable and treatable. Putting your health first and getting tested is #NotAwkward. #TalkTestTreat https://www.cdc.gov/std/sam/STDAwarenessMonthToolkit.pdf