Some women take birth control not for preventing pregnancy but to control the severity of their menstruation.
The worst thing to do is forbid young people to do something.
So steel... a parent shouldn't tell their kids not to do certain things? Like drink and drive? Or would that encourage them to drink?
Message to I_voted - maybe you can explain this to me. I heard that using birth control pills for the purpose that you discribed is really harmfull, messing up your hormones and other things I cant remember sorry.
Ya this is a hard issue because by not giving them the pill you risk pregnancy, but by giving them the pill you indirectly encourage the sexual activity.
"I heard that using birth control pills for the purpose that you discribed is really harmfull, messing up your hormones and other things I cant remember sorry."
I don't think taking something that artificially alters your hormones before you are at full maturity is a good thing. It may not have anything to do with hormones, but a friend's daughter was diagnosed with having pre-cancerous cells in her uterus. First thing the doctor did was tell her to quit taking the birthcontrol pills that she'd been taking for the past 4 years. She's only 18.
As for the ballot question, first I'd ask her why she's wanting to have sex. Then have a little talk with her about something called "restraint", "self control" and "self respect". If she insisted, tell her to use condoms instead. All the pills in the world isnt going to protect her against HIV, hepatitis, or any of the other STDs out there.
I think you misunderstand me FFD, we must strive to educate our young people o the possible dangers associated with sex, drugs alcohol et al, but to make them a taboo only makes it more dangerous and attracts them more.
If someone is sexually active, is it not better to ensure their safety and prevent STDs and pregnancy by education rather than to keep them ignorant?
In Holland, children are given sex education at the age of 9, in the UK its 14, the result, the UK has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Europe and Holland the lowest.
Voted : Yes, if it is for medical reasons and not to prevent pregnancy
It would be incredibly naive to believe that not being on birth control doesn't mean 'they won't have sex.'
Birth control option should always be available. Sex decisions should have been learned at home and should not be dependent.
get her the pill. And then lock her away.
Ok so let your daughter be a little whore who might get aids or std's?
ya that would be great seeing your daughter on a amature porn website, then you can be real proud of her
So if a girl is on birth control at that age she is automatically in porn and full of STDs....and a whore? Goodness.
The last time I checked (though the stats may have changed, but I don't think kids are waiting longer) the average person loses their virginity at...16. To broaden the range, they do beteen 14-18.
I say give the girl birth control, educate her about condoms, and hope that she uses them. That is all one can do with kids. If she does not want to use condoms, being on birth control or not, she probably won't use them and there is no need for an unwanted infant to be a result of that.
Voted : Dont get her birth control, she shouldnt be having sex at that age
I've thought about this a lot. I wouldn't give it to her. If she goes out and fools around and gets pregnant, that's her fault, not mine. I'd be fine taking care of the baby, but she wouldn't get that baby back.
I'd rather she have sex than a baby!
Voted : No she should be getting pregnant at that age
Don't be stupid!
Ironically she's been responsible.