^ Im glad your mother thought to teach you such things so young. My parents did this three step thing: mention the basics at age 12, have a serious discussion at age 16, and finally the "I'll help you with birth control, when you're ready just tell me."
My parents never were adverse to sex, nor did they teach me it was wrong.. just that it's an adult decision for adults, and i'll be one before I know it. I have the same mentality for my sister.
Kantgirl: Just say "I'm feminine and I'll punch anyone who says otherwise!"
Halla74: Think your way through the world. Feel your way through life.
Cimarron: maybe Prpl will be your girl-bud
prplchknz: i don't like it
Birth control pills work. I'm not sure if that's something your family is against though.
There's no way in hell I'd trust an already-proven-irresponsible teenager to take birth control pills at the same time every single day. Even adults mess up on those things. And I'd be concerned about the effects of putting more hormones in a kid who seems to have more than her fair share of the natural kind.
I might look into a copper IUD in that case. The insertion might hurt a little more than it would for a grown woman, but it won't hurt nearly as much as labor & delivery would.
The one who buggers a fire burns his penis
-anonymous graffiti in the basilica at Pompeii
Um, okay. Isn't it generally considered mostly unsafe for someone who hasn't already had children to use an IUD? My mother is a sexual health educator for third world countries and she showed me a study on various birth control methods. There are many pills that work much better for teenagers and can actually regulate their hormones i.e they would have shorter, more manageable periods, their skin clears up. There are even some that deal with the hormonal moodiness that is such a big deal in teenagers.
There are also birth control methods that adjust to your own hormone levels like NuvaRing and you only have to remember to insert and remove it once a month.
I'm just saying, I would rather deal with the ravings of a hormonal teenager on birth control than the ravings of a hormonal teenager who is pregnant.