I almost can't believe it!
Anyway, I have always assumed that married couples don't use condoms. C'mon now, why would they? There's such a variety of hormones and IUDs available without the, uh, rubber, getting in the way, right?
Well, I was wrong. Very wrong.
This all started when a married friend of mine recently told me that she and her hubby use condoms. For real? She explained that not only do hormones wreak havoc on her body -- weight gain and migraines -- but she's at high risk for getting a blood clot.
While writing this post, I got curious. I put out an alert via Twitter and Facebook: "Calling all married moms who use condoms...."
I was floored that I got even got answers -- so I kept researching.
Another mom -- a former single mom who recently got remarried -- told me: "I can't take birth control because I'm one of the few whose risk factors include a stroke."
"I can't do hormones at all," said another mom. "Even the IUD was bad."
Indeed, it seems like the most common reason that married couples use condoms appears a strong sensitivity to the hormones. (I get that!)
According to a Population Reference Bureau survey in 2008, on average, in developed countries, condoms are the most popular method of birth control: 28% of married contraceptive users rely on condoms. Wow.
I'm so still curious: Are you a married mom whose husband uses condoms? What's the reason?
|Rachel Sarah, a.k.a. "Single Mom Seeking" blogs at SingleMomSeeking.com and co-founded SingleMommyHood.com, the first-ever website to offer "a whole new way to think about single parenting."|