WOMEN
10/06/2014 01:20 pm ET Updated Oct 06, 2014

If Buying Condoms Was Like Buying Birth Control

Some methods of contraception are much easier to access than others: If you want condoms, you head to your local drug store and walk out two minutes later; if you want birth control pills... it's a process. So what if a guy trying to buy condoms had to go through the same things as a woman who needs a birth control prescription?

A video created by BuzzFeed follows a guy in search of a "condom prescription" as he navigates an awkward talk with his father, an uncomfortable medical examination and the significant financial burden of said prescription -- as well as a seriously frustrating conversation with his sexual partner when his "prescription" runs out.

BuzzFeed's video highlights how complicated it is for women in particular to access certain forms of birth control -- and how guys have it relatively easy in that respect (at least until a male birth control pill becomes available). Of course, there's a reason that hormone pills are medically prescribed, unlike condoms, but the process shouldn't be as stressful as it is.

Wouldn't it be nice to pick up your birth control pills in the Duane Reade aisle next to the condoms? Wishful thinking -- for now at least.

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