birth control


flipapino1gal
on Jun 07, 2009 @ 01:11 pm

hey im 14 and without my parent knowing. i was wondering where i can get it and how much it costs.
 


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Ali de Bold
Not a good idea on Jun 07, 2009 @ 02:33 pm

Child, you are far too young to be having sex! Birth control will not prevent you from contracting an STD and you could still get pregnant. Any boy that pressures you for sex is not someone you should spend time with. Even if you think you want to do it, you aren't old enough to deal with the repercussions.
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mamaluv
... on Jun 07, 2009 @ 02:35 pm

You can get contraceptives from your school nurse and at public health clinics, but as far as I know it will probably only be condoms. I can't imagine that a doctor would give a prescription to someone under 16 without parental consent.

Having said that, I'm sure you know that you should not be relying solely on The Pill anyway, as it offers zero protection against STDs. You should use a condom each and every time you have sex for best protection.

However, condoms are not 100% effective either. For someone as young as you, I would have to strongly urge you to talk to a parent or someone older that you trust about what is right for you. Take it from us older Chicks that sex is not something you should get into lightly, in fact I'd go as far as to say not at all. We've all been there and remember the pressure to sleep with the bf - some of us resisted and some did not. I think the vast majority of us would agree that waiting a while is for the best; you're not missing out, and any guy who's worth keeping around will wait for you until you are both ready.

Save yourself for the right guy at the right time. Seriously - 14 is too young. I only offer the information about where to get free contraception if you're bound and determined to do it.
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Lady_Capricorn
Sit down and think about it first.... on Jun 07, 2009 @ 11:50 pm

Well, me personally, I use birth control because I don't get regular periods. What's your reason for getting birth control? If it's sex, trust me, and I know you don't want to hear this and you may not care, but your young. Have fun, go out with your friends, enjoy life, see new things, enjoy everything. Don't worry about boys now. Guys will come and go. Your too young to be thinking about sex. I guarentee in a few years your going to regret having sex. As you get older, your going to realize you grew up too fast. Stop! Think about what your doing and if this is what you really want to to do. If it's because your periods aren't regular, then I suggest seeing a doctor. However, I don't think you can get birth control without your parents consent!
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VitruvianWoman
Birth Control on Jun 08, 2009 @ 04:42 pm

You might be able to get birth control from a doctor without parental consent. I'm sure that many will allow it, although I think they would just suggest you inform your parents. It doesn't hurt to ask.

I don't know much about this. Maybe Planned Parenthood would also be able to give them without parental consent?

Hey, it's better that younger people are thinking of using some sort of contraception rather than not using it at all! Though of course, use condoms also (like everyone said), to prevent STDs, but I'm sure you already know that if you're already thinking of getting the pill. Condoms are way easier to get hold of, so that's one less thing to worry about. You can go anywhere to get them.

I'm in a relationship and I still use both because it helps me feel safer, just in case I have missed a pill by accident and didn't realize until afterwards, I know I had the condom as backup. Never had any scares, and if a guy doesn't want to wear one, then he obviously doesn't care enough to be worth having sex with.

I'm glad that if you're thinking of sex, you're at least thinking of the repercussions and looking to protect yourself from an unwanted pregnancy. I'm not going to scold you for being too young (though I do think it is an extremely young age), because I know a few people who lost their virginity that young, and it's not like we can stop every kid from having sex, just inform them of what they should do should they decide to do it. You want to do it, it's your choice.

Here's a little side note. To be honest, most of the people I know lost their virginity between the ages of 17 and 20. You know how people brag about they've had sex in high school? Yeah, that's usually a lie. Most people don't have sex in high school, just to tell you! Fun little tidbit.

As for the cost of birth control, I believe it costs me around $15-$16 per month. You could probably get it cheaper if you informed your parents of it and put it under their insurance plan. It could be as low as $6 then, I think, depending on the plan.





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