Shd Moms Provide Birth Control to Teens

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Registered: 02-21-2003
Shd Moms Provide Birth Control to Teens
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.

Your comments?




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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 7:21pm

in my kids' lfietime,


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 7:26pm
My kids both had chicken pox, one brought it home from kindergarten before there was the vaccine, and the other one caught it as a one year old.