Emily, 19, condom

We keep 'em in the bedside table. There's no excuse.

Emily used to use the pill. She wasn’t that good at remembering to take it, though, and eventually got pregnant. After that, she decided to find a method she would remember to use consistently. So she switched to spermicidal condoms.

She loves that they’re convenient, affordable, easy to use, and effective. But they’re only effective because she remembers to use them every time. She says they have no excuse not to because they’re always right there next to the bed. And when they run out, they just head to the store down the street. No prescription necessary. Easy as can be.

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