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should i put my 17yr old daughter on birthcontrol she has

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should i put my 17yr old daughter on birthcontrol? she has had sex in the past with her boyfriend without us knowing. i have talked to her about sex but she denies it.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Bonnie replied 7 years ago.
No, it is not the right thing to put her on birth control. At her age she needs to make that decision. Rather, make her a gynecological appointment where the pros and cons can be discussed with her by a professional (a woman if she prefers) and she can make the decision. (This answer is assuming that she is of normal intelligence).
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