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Should Teen Girls go on the pill?

  1. Le_patty profile image55
    Le_pattyposted 8 years ago

    Should Teen Girls go on the pill?

    What age is too young?

  2. Kathy T profile image60
    Kathy Tposted 8 years ago

    Some teen girls can benefit from using the pill. If the teen is sexually active, she should be on the pill or using some sort of birth control method. Though I would look at other options of birth control before deciding on a hormone therapy that could cause other medical conditions.
    Some teen girls are prescribed the pill to help regulate their menstrual cycle.

  3. DAlfor profile image58
    DAlforposted 8 years ago

    Given that most teens are becoming sexually active these days, I agree that some form of contraception must be used. I do however feel that the pill is something to be avoided. Teens are still growing and as Kathy said, the hormones will have bigger effects on a growing woman.

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      auntbeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      why not use the pill? please do explain!

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    poetlorraineposted 8 years ago

    you know what there was a time would i would have said no to this question..... but for the sake of the unborn child that has no say in the matter i find myself thinking yes...

    A friend of mine works with young girls, most of them are drug addicts or have been, they are very young girls, and one comment she made to me one day tearfully was;

    Animals care for their young better, it is so sad, they will continue to sleep around and give birth but the babies, do not stand a chance.

    In an ideal world we would educate our young girls at home, and make a  decision with them privately, maybe there is no yes or no answer to this....... do the unborn children have any voice though, unfortunately i suppose not..

    Good thought provoking question...... I myself was actually married at 17 and had my first child  at 18 so what can i say, he is now grown and a teacher, and his dad and i are still together.  Lot's of people did not think our relationship would last, so i suppose every case is different.

  5. stricktlydating profile image82
    stricktlydatingposted 8 years ago

    Yes it should be available to Teen Girls of legal consenting age. Of course it's best to educate your Teenager about sex and using Condoms for the prevention of diseases too, but we're talking about 'teens' here so the Pill can add even more protection against teen pregnancy.

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    Raquel1994posted 7 years ago

    Honestly Im a teen my self. I don't think you should give your teen birth control.My reason for saying this is because of the harsh side effects. such as Blood clots. now how would you feel if your teen has medical issuses such as blood clots..omg?

    Teens shouldn't be having sex anway honestly because medical studies do show that teens are not physical mature yet.and with sex there also comes emotion with it also.

    so honestly teen girls should wait to be on birth control when their grown and married. that way they can be sexually responsible and pay for their own prescription for whatever birth- control.

    le patty you should read my hub called " choosing your boo".

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    lisalanposted 7 years ago

    Ideally not having sex is the best option. But even I as a teen had sex. The best thing to do is talk to a doctor about your options. There are risks to the pill but also not getting pregnant as a teen is a good thing. There are other options now. Like a shot that lasts for 3 months of protection. But these things like the pill and a shot do not protect against sexually transmitted disease. Hopefully you will do research on these. They are the highest in teens.

  8. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    I suggest for the partner to wear condom. Pills contains hormones and the body of the teen is still too young for this. Empower the youth to assert their partner to wear condom, it is the safest way and it is helpful in preventing STDs.

  9. Temirah profile image82
    Temirahposted 6 years ago

    Yes if they're sexually active.  They should also carry condoms and know how to ask a partner to wear one.  If you're mature enough to be having sex you need to be mature enough to deal with potential concequences.
    Blood clots etc are very rare in young women on the contraceptive pill. The prescribing physician should be seeing the patient regularly and asking about health issues anyway.

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    auntbeeposted 5 years ago

    Wow I am shocked at how ignorant people can be! Getting pregnant at a young age not only will dramatically change the girl teen and her families dynamic, it will affect the boy and his family too. Wake up people teenage girls going on the pill is a MUST if they are sexually active. They need to learn to be responsible and if this means making a doctors appt, going through the obgyn exam and then taking a daily pill to avoid a pregnancy then do it!! The hormone is safe! has a proven track record and works!! Who wants another 16 or 17 year old pregnant? What parent wants their child to go without the normal life experiences? Prom, graduation, college classes, frats or sororities? going away for the first time? Going on interviews etc. Having a teens child at home will be a burden on all parties involved. Teens are not responsible enough to use condoms so that dream is just that a dream. Teenagers will and are having unprotected sex it's a fact. Education is the key and protecting them is the duty of the parents!!