Would You Give Your Teen Condoms?

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Would You Give Your Teen Condoms?
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Tue, 04-12-2011 - 2:26pm
iVoice Brandi Jeter asks a question to moms of teens -- would they give condoms to their kids to encourage safe sex?

What about you?

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Wed, 04-20-2011 - 7:12am

Forget about the warnings about antibiotics and the pill, patch or ring? (yep, the pill isn't the only BC that's affected by antibiotics) Here's you're door prize:

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Registered: 04-20-2011
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 12:07pm

Yes.

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Fri, 04-22-2011 - 10:34am

My children know that teen sex is not ok. They have been told the consequences of everything from the emotional issues to the financial impact to what a lawyer will cost and what it is like to raise a child with someone and two lawyers in the middle. Also, how it will affect their ability to go to college, and so on. They know sex is not ok. I will never just hand them condoms and tell them to go back (safe)sex. That is just telling them to have sex. However, they do know if they are going to have sex, I will help them get the appropriate birth control and medical care with not giving them a hard time. But I am not just going to offer up condoms to my children who are not having sex, or at least not telling me about it, and tell them to go have sex.

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Fri, 04-22-2011 - 10:55am

Is giving your child a fire extinguisher and teaching them how to use it giving them permission to set the house on fire?

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 4:22pm

<<planning on having sex that we will take her to our doctor and get her the pill>>>.

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Sat, 04-23-2011 - 1:16am

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Mon, 04-25-2011 - 3:09pm
Catching a cold, polio and measels don't require action on the person who comes down with the illness. Sex takes a deliberate actions. My kids have the information, they know they what is expected of them on any of the paths they choose to follow. But, to think that you can catch sex, like a some sort of air born disease is not a fair comparison. It is like teaching your kids to wear a seatbelt at all times, because you "know" that they are going to drink and drive and it will improve their chances of surviving an accident.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Tue, 04-26-2011 - 8:03am

Simply because they "know what is expected of them" is no guarentee that they will follow that path.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Tue, 04-26-2011 - 4:05pm

Anyone at any age can have an "oops" moment, because people aren't perfect. I had to stand at a pharmacy counter and ask for Plan B at age 43 !

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Tue, 04-26-2011 - 7:42pm

Actually I think "oops" moments happen a whole lot more often than people are willing to admit... our oldest DS J 26 was a bout with the stomach flu in which I could keep nothing down for 3 days - including my pill apparently.