on Jul 07, 2009 @ 12:46 am|
i'm fourteen, going into my freshman year or high school. i want to go
on birth control, not for sex but for my period. after weeks of working
up the courage to ask my mother for permission to go on the pill, she
said no. i think it should be my desision what i put into my body, it
doesnt seem like my mom should be making this choice.
is there any way that i could get it without her knowing? besides
asking my dad, he would absolutly die if i asked him for birthcontrol,
he'd assume i was pregnant or somethingg..
pplleeassee give me whatever advice you cann!!
|privacy on Jul 12, 2009 @ 09:32 pm|
Well , there are clinics, i believe, that can help you . When you say you want to go on for your period , maybe your family doctor can also advise you .Sometimes they give a couple freebies to get you started . Can you call your doctor and get checked out ?
Maybe this is something a nurse or guidance councellor at school can help direct you with .
|From someone who wishes she knew at your age what i know now.... on Jul 15, 2009 @ 02:01 am|
Definitely talk to a clinic and get some info. I think you might be of an age where your doctor can't tell your parents information about what you choose to do if you ask them to keep it confidential. It's usually around 14 or 16 yrs. Having said that.....if you really aren't going on the pill for sex then take some more time to consider. I was 20 when I started using the pill (late by most standards) and was on and off for over 12 years. I got really sick and tired of my body being controlled by something and not able to regulate itself naturally. Yes it was convenient, yes it is great pregnancy protection and I do recommend it if you're sexually active but if you're not, consider holding out until you decide to be.
|I would wait on Jul 17, 2009 @ 02:32 pm|
I'm personally against birth control and have never used it in my life (23 now), but I would recommend waiting longer than this because there are some problems with birth control.
About 1,000 women a year die from birth control and usually they are younger women (16-20). Also, as one woman said, it can screw with your body and it's natural rhythm, what birth control does is make your body think it's already pregnant and when you do go off it to have your period, your body thinks it's having a miscarriage. This can screw up the body after quite a few years of this...
There's also a high rate of infertility after women get off the Pill...
Do some research on it and decide, but I would still recommend waiting longer than 14.