Here's What it Would Be Like if Men Needed a Prescription for Birth Control
What if buying condoms was as complicated as getting a prescription for birth control pills? A new video imagines what it would be like for a guy going through the process.
A young guy has an awkward talk with his dad ("Can I go make an appointment to see your man doctor?"), endures a painful medical exam, and forks over a pile of cash (because he doesn't have health insurance), all to get a prescription for condoms.
Oh, and P.S.: In an ideal world, getting birth control pills shouldn't be such a big hassle either. Most employers must offer full insurance coverage for birth control; experts say that you don't need a pelvic exam to get birth control pills. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists even says birth control pills could be safely sold over the counter. Imagine what that would be like.