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08 Oct 2006

gf going on the pill
Me and my girlfriend recently began having sex. We use condoms for protection. Ive done lots of research on birth control methods and I dont trust condoms at all. The pill seems to be much more effective, though obviously less so if she forgets to take it or isnt consistent about what time she takes it. I think we would both feel much less anxious and enjoy it more if she was on the pill and we used condoms to be extra safe, but her mother is very traditional and she says she would never allow it. Is there a family planning clinic we could go to to get a prescription for the pill? She is only 17 and I dont know if she needs her mothers consent or not.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi J

in tems of safety both in terms of unwanted pregnancy and contracting STI's condoms are the safest option, and i am somewhat confused as to what you mean about not trusting condoms? If you have concerns about a condom splitting then always ensure you are using condoms that have passed safety standards.

For advice on family planning and legal aspects on this please go to the following website: www.mariestopes.org.za

Contraception is the responsibility of both partners so using condoms and the pill is a responsible act on both your parts.
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