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30 Jan 2006
R.E. Post 16425 by Elle
What??!!! I have never been so shoked before in my life. Does our Gynar Doc have a daughter of 18 years? I have a daughter with an irregular cycle and she is only 13. She started menstruating at the age of 9. I really do not think putting her on the pill is an option. We try to teach our children to protect themselves in this cruel world not only against unwanted pregnencies but also against AIDS. With their limited life experience, being on the pill could mean no restrictions to them. Have you seen how many of our children are dying of AIDS? And I dont go with the story that we must only teach them to be responsible. They are CHILDREN. Why give them a ticket to "freedom" whil it can still wait a little while longer? I,m sure only the mother of a teanage girl will understand what I am talking about.
As you can see from this notice board, there are many women with unplanned pregnancies (obviously not on the Pill). There is good data to suggest that people have sex if they wish to. The Pill does not 'encourage' women who had not intended to have sex before. Irregular heavy periods can occur when starting menstruation, as the body adjusts. There are two options - wait it out and take the discomfort or use the Pill to try to regulate the cycle. You will see in a previous post that I did not recommend that a mother of a 12 year old put her daughter on the Pill. However, if irregular periods have gone on for several years this is not normal and could indicate an underlying problem such as PCOS for which the treatment involves taking the Pill.
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