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Birth Control Pill

By November 10, 2009 - 5:24pm
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I am in highschool and my friends and I were recently talking about "the pill." A few of them are on it and say it is a good idea if your dating or not. I have a Bf and since we have been dating for over 7 months and I have given him Bjs a few times, I think this would be a good next step precationary measure. I am due for my next HPV shot in december and was going to ask my doctor then.
Is this a good time to start, what version of the pill would be best in my case and where would be the best place to look for the pill?

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Some teen girls are on birth control pills to regulate their periods and not because they are sexually active. Maybe that is why some of your friends told you that it is good to take them whether you're active or not?

I would advise that you do talk to your doctor about the pros and cons, have him or her suggest the best pill for you and go from there. If you are choosing to become sexually active at this age, please keep in mind that STD's and HIV are very prevalent especially in the young community. The best way to help prevent any type of disease is the use of a condom during sex. A pill will only protect you from pregnancy but not from any type of disease.

Good Luck, please have this conversation with your doctor.

November 11, 2009 - 6:38am
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