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Teenager having boyfriend and not sexually active. Should I go on birth control to be safe?

So i am 14 years old and i currently have a boyfriend who i have been with a very short time, my mum keeps bugging me about going on the pill and other forms of contraception . I am NOT sexually active and i have told her this, im pretty sure she trusts me to talk to her about these kind of things. My boyfriend is 15, 11months older than me. My mum also said that she doesn t mind how old i am and she just wants me to be safe if i do choose to have sex, she is not encouraging me in any way, shape or form, she is a nurse so shes knows every there is to know about different types of contraceptives and deffinetly does not want a grandchild anytime soon. So my question is should i just go on birth control so that she can stop worrying about me?
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2014
Hello and welcome,

I understand her concern as well as your problem.

I would certainly not advice any contraception in a person who is not sexually active. Pills contain medicines [ hormones] and they do have their own set of side effects.
You can always use condoms in case of an emergency or an Ipill for the first time. Once you have an active sexual life, I would recommend pills.

Also Please undersatnd the importance of having a monogamous relationship and use of condoms as contraceptives as they will protect you from many diseases like HIV AIDS ad other sexually transmitted infections.

Discuss all this with your mother and explain to her your stand as well as the fact that you are not sexaully active. Also build up her confidence that you will choose safe sex whenever you begin your sexual life. I am sure she will undrestand and respect your decision. She has your best in her heart and that is reflected in her concern. I am sure she will listen.

Hope this satisfies your query.
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Dr Madhuri Bagde
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Answered: Thu, 24 Apr 2014
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