Shd Moms Provide Birth Control to Teens

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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 11:17am

Should Moms Provide Birth Control to Teens?



This week on the iVillage message boards, moms are talking about birth control for sexually active teens. Community moderator cmkarla asks, “If your daughter told you she was sexually active, what method of birth control would you suggest she use?”


“I would be very willing to pay for birth control for my daughter,” says lovingthechaosof3. “I would buy condoms for her; I have no problem with that. My biggest fear is that she will be afraid or embarrassed to tell me if she was having sex.”


“I would definitely help her get birth control and pay for it if necessary. I would not give her any excuse to not take it. The method I would recommend, if it works well for her, would be the patch,” agrees quinclyl.


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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 11:27am
If she were sexually active I would provide her access to a gyno and pay for whatever insurance did no. What form of birth control would be between her and the gyno. There are a lot more options now than when I needed birth control to prevent pregnancy.


Edited 7/9/2010 11:32 am ET by emptynester2009
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 11:30am

If my teens were sexually active I would ABSOLUTELY provide them with birth control, as well as make sure they fully understand how to properly use it.

Ideally, my teens would be able to come to me when they have started to even consider becoming sexually active in the near future, so that there would be no gap between me providing them with protection and the onset of actual sexual activity.












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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 5:23pm

i think the opportune word is "active"..i don't think this topic just comes up wihtout knowing if a child is or is going to be sexually active.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 5:36pm

my kids still get "well exams" each year.

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 5:46pm

All vaccinations are in the hands of the family to make rather than the state. If you have religious objections to a vaccination, you don't have to have it, even to go to school.

We use one family doctor for everything, no specialists except for vision and neurology, and our family doctor requested my permission to talk to my son about the ramifications of becoming sexually active when he was either 14 or 15, I forget. She told him that he can make his own appointments and call or e-mail her anytime. Last I checked, he is still carrying her card around in his wallet and I know he knows where to buy condoms if he ever needs them. He knows what I think and what our faith teaches about teen and premarital sex, but I am glad he also knows what to do if he decides to reject that teaching.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 5:53pm

All vaccinations are in the hands of the family to make rather than the state. If you have religious objections to a vaccination, you don't have to have it, even to go to school.


oh, that's right.


i've always wondered how families get around that, though.

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 6:11pm
No, in my state you just sign a paper that says that your faith requires a waiver from such and such a vaccination requirement. We vaccinated, but selectively and not on the normal schedule.
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 6:31pm
Why would someone NOT assist the child in choosing/obtaining BC in that situation?

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 6:54pm
Maybe because they are really, really wanting to become grandmothers in a hurry?
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 7:02pm
Oh! Duh! hadn't thought of that.

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