How reasonable is it to put your child on birth control pills at 14 years of age

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  1. Anjili profile image63
    Anjiliposted 12 years ago

    How reasonable is it to put your child on birth control pills at 14 years of age?

    Kim Kardashian’s matriarch put her on birth control pills at the age of 14 years.

  2. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    I still played with my Barbie at 14.

    Moral issues aside, birth control pills have horrendous side effects and are not safe for everyone. 

    I do not think it is reasonable to put a 14 year old on BC pills.  I think it is approving and encouraging the child to have sex long before they are emotionally mature enough to understand the consequences.

    Are chastity belts really so unreasonable :-)

    1. Anjili profile image63
      Anjiliposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Chastity belts are not unreasonable especially when considering the child's future. Suppose your daughter sets off a bit early?

  3. junkseller profile image80
    junksellerposted 12 years ago

    The Kardashians are an invaluable guide in life. Whatever they do, do the exact opposite.

  4. kj force profile image60
    kj forceposted 12 years ago

    I would hope that by 14..I would have done a better job with my daughter in regards to the responsibility of sexual behaviour...the side effects alone ( of BC ) when explained throughly should make anyone take note....The mere fact of " boys will play and the girls will pay" should be discussed..I also feel boys should do their share in the partaking of sexual act...and accept the responsibility of preventing NOT only pregnancy BUT.. STD's......if someone choses to do the least know your other options......

  5. shiningirisheyes profile image60
    shiningirisheyesposted 12 years ago

    I wouldn't go by anything Kardashian.  They are a terrible example for anything

  6. aDayInMyLife1 profile image92
    aDayInMyLife1posted 12 years ago

    Of course a mothers' hope is that they have taught their daughter well and that they would refrain from sexual activity until they are mature, responsible and in an appropriate relationship. But the truth is that teen pregnancy is a major issue. There is a lot of pressures on teens to become sexually active; both externally (from their peers or boyfriends) or internally (from their raging hormones and mixed emotions). Most importantly, have open conversations with your teen. Let them know you love and support them. Make them well aware of your preferences. But if they think they may become sexually active discuss the importance of birth control or protection, because a child will ruin their lives and have significantly more lasting effects than birth control will.

    1. Ciel Clark profile image73
      Ciel Clarkposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Having a child at such a young age not only ruins (or diminishes) the mother's life, but also the baby's life.  If every child on the planet was a planned and hoped for child ...

  7. alancaster149 profile image77
    alancaster149posted 12 years ago

    At fourteen they're too young to mess around with sex. By the time they get to their twenties they'll be morons. Best birth control is 'upbringing'. Neither of my daughters was sexually active in their teens; they were focussed on their education, and have so far lived up to their promise. Give them something to aim for, help them achieve their targets and they'll provide their own direction.

  8. Ciel Clark profile image73
    Ciel Clarkposted 11 years ago

    I would rather allow my daughter the choice to go on birth control (and also use condoms these days) than get an incurable disease or become pregnant at 14.

    (I have sons not daughters, but believe me-- they will be aware of their responsibility).

    For my first OBGYN appointment, my mother took me and said if I felt I needed birth control to talk to the doctor.  My mother didn't put me on birth control or deny it, just gave me the information and let me make my decisions, knowing she taught me well.

  9. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 11 years ago

    Parents who provide birth control for their teens often are demonized. However, thousands of teens are sexually active. Many parents are loathe to acknowledge this, often with very dire consequences! read more

  10. Michaela Osiecki profile image68
    Michaela Osieckiposted 8 years ago

    Well, considering that our culture and society is rife with messages about sex and that a woman's worth in society is directly connected to her appearance/sexual availability, I would say it's not unreasonable that a 14 year old girl could be falling victim to those messages and engaging in potentially unsafe sexual activity.

    And if you as the parent are too squeamish to be with your child's emerging sexuality, then having them slam down birth control pills might be the best thing for you.

    And let's not forget that birth control is also prescribed to help mitigate the effects of lots of reproductive issues, like endometriosis and estrogen deficiencies. I initially started taking it not just for pregnancy concerns, but for hormonal reasons - they put a damper on my intense migraines.


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