As important as it is to talk to your parents about everything, when it comes to sex, your mom and dad might not be the first people you run to with questions. If you have an open and honest relationship with your parents, then good for you! It’s important and healthy. Unfortunately, a lot of teens have problems going to their parents with topics like sex, especially when it comes to going on the pill. The worst part is that a lot of girls don’t want to talk to their parents about birth control pills, so they just avoid it and have unprotected sex, which is not the right thing to do.
Recently, user bobbideane made a post on our boards about wanting to go on birth control pills, but not wanting to talk to her mom about it. She wrote, “I am 17 years old and I don’t know what to do because I don’t want to ask my mom for it because she will know that my boyfriend and I have sex. The worst part is that I have sex without a condom all the time so I need it!!! But how???”
Well, first things first, you should not be having unprotected sex. Besides pregnancy, it can also lead to awful sexually transmitted diseases or infections. You should be sure to get tested, in addition to getting on birth control pills. I know talking to parents about this stuff is hard, so here is what some of our girls had to say about going on birth control without telling your parents.
Say You Need Birth Control For Your Periodcatrose27 said, "You could just tell her you want to book a doctor/gyno visit. If she asks, you could say you want to go on the pill. If she asks why, you can either say "because I want to be safe and responsible" or say "I want to help regulate my period." Image Source: iStock
Have A Friend Bring Youalegnatm said, "Make a doctor's appointment and get a friend to bring you." Image Source: iStock
Use A Condombeezneez said, "Insist: no condom= no sex. Otherwise you will get pregnant." Image Source: iStock
Find A Planned Parenthooddoubler said, "Find a Planned Parenthood-type clinic to get your prescription." Image Source: iStock
Don't Have Sexcookierabbit632 said, "If you're not mature enough to talk to your mother about it you don't need to be having sex or getting on the pill." Image Source: iStock
Go To Your School's Health Center (If You're In College)jujubear said, "What I did instead was go to the health center at my college. They gave me birth control pills there. The only problem is that you have to pay for it out of pocket instead of letting it go on your insurance. So be ready to cash out the money!" Image Source: iStock
Tell Your Mom!emysav said, "Just tell your mom and she will help you get birth control. She can't stop you from having sex and I doubt she wants a grandchild this soon." Image Source: iStock
Are you too nervous to talk to your parents about sex stuff? Talk to us on the boards!