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What all does birth control do?


Question Posted Monday August 20 2012, 10:40 pm

Im 14/f and my mom is going to put me on birth control pill. I didn't even ask, she just wants me too, and I was wondering what all it does and things. Thank you guys:D

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adviceman49 answered Tuesday August 21 2012, 2:50 pm:
Jasmine23 is correct in what she has written.

There are many forms of birth control and after examination by a gynecologist. The different forms of birth control the doctor will recommend will be discussed with you.

Now that you are 14 by law mom cannot force birth control or any other medical procedure on you that impacts your reproductive system. This law is a federal law known as HIPPA. Health Information Personal Protection Act which covers all youths age 14 and older. It was designed so that young women mostly but young boys as well will seek medical attention for problems concerning their sexual organs and reproductive organs.

Under this act most medical procedures, including abortion, cannot be forced on you. You have a guaranteed right to privacy meaning mom cannot be in the exam room with you unless she is invited. You medical information is now confidential and cannot be released to anyone without you specific permission in writing to the doctor.

So while proper birth control is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Very effective in regulating when your period will arrive and the duration of it. Some forms of birth control even help with other problems related to your period. Now that you are 14 only you can decide if you want to take them or use any form of medical birth control.

I will say this about moms decision. Mom is trying to help you deal with some of the problems related to your period. Knowing when your period will arrive each month allows you to better plan around that time each month and be properly prepared. Mom is not giving you license to go out and have sex. I'm sure if she hasn't sat you down and discussed this with you she will.

Even though and for good reason the federal law has given you certain privileges of an adult. You are far from being an adult. Also by law you are under the age of consent meaning by law you cannot consent to having sex. You won't get in trouble but the boy you have sex with can get in trouble.

Your body is still maturing. You are still deeply into puberty. You and your body need time to mature before you think about sex. Proper birth control will help with the hormones now raging through you which will help you wait until you and your body catch up to the urges you may be feeling. Waiting is the right thing to do.

Your mother is a very wise women. I would suggest you listen to her and learn to confide in her in all things concerning your body and what you may be feeling inside you. I have a feeling mom will be up front and truthful with you if you go to her.

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Jasmine23 answered Tuesday August 21 2012, 6:42 am:
Birth Control is not only for helping prevent pregnancy ( I say helping because it DOES NOT always prevent it) as well as it regulates your periods.

BC pills:
Take a pill each day to prevent pregnancy
Safe, effective, and convenient
Easy to get with a prescription
Cost about $15–$50 each month

this website here has a whole bunch of information from what is birth control to the benifits of taking birthcontrol and what if i miss a pill. so def check it out:

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Also you have to consider there are many types of birthcontrol. from the pill to a needle, to a patch you wear.
this website below gives you some information about choosing the right one for you:

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Hope This Helps
~Jasmine*

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