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so my bf and have been having sex for about a month and a half. Resently we did it without a condom ( i am on birth control though!) and he said it felt really good. So we talked about just doing it that way and thats what we plan on doing. However, we were having a talk in my religion class about how the church is very against b.c and how it can truely mess up a woman. So now i am thinking maybe i just dont want to be on b.c. But this would make my sex like with my bf VERY risky and we would have to use a condom. I have not said anything to him, its just a thought that has run through my mind. What should i do? i realise i am going to have to talk to him about it to see what he thinks. but i just wanted some opinions
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There are no studies at all that indicate that hormonal birth control is bad for a woman's health. As part of their doctrine, the Catholic Church is against all forms of birth control. They have been officially since 1968, I believe. What you're hearing is science versus religion, and it's a very, very old debate.

Ultimately, it's going to be up to you. Factually, hormonal birth control won't cause damage. It just won't. For more info on this age-old argument, look around the Sexual Ethics and Politics forum. There's plenty in there on religion and birth control.

(I'm going to move this to Sex Basics and Health, because it's not really about Relationships. See you there!)

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Birth control isn't for some women, but if it's been working fine for you, then I don't see any reason to quit. It is a lie to say that bc will mess up all women, or even many. I'm assuming you don't mind breaking Church taboos on bc in general, since you're pondering switching to condoms, so why would the Church's position bother you?
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Actually the Pope just admitted that using a condom is better than getting AIDS, not that you have AIDS, but the Church isn't fully against it. Just putting that out there.
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