Assuming You Don't Need Condoms
This is especially true if you aren't in a monogamous relationship or haven't discussed your sexual histories as a couple. "Women sometimes make the mistake of believing that birth control pills will solve all of their woes regarding unprotected sex. One of the things to consider is that women on the birth control pill have an increased risk of contracting certain STDs, particularly HPV," Dr. Landa told POPSUGAR. The best way to protect against cervical cancer, which is caused by HPV, is to use condoms to prevent contracting it. "Obviously condoms will help to prevent a whole host of other STDs as well," she added.