Before starting birthcontrol pills, should a preg. test be done?

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   Posted 9/20/2007 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I know this is off topic but I took my 17 yr old daughter to get her 1st pap and start birthcontrol, I asked the PA why she wasn't given a preg. test b4 given the BC pills, she just said 'Well, she already had her period this  month and she will start the pills when she gets her next period'.  Does this sound right???
This worried me because when I was younger I got a Depo-shot and was already preg. at the time. I thought its always best to make sure one is not preg. when taking bc.
My daughter has a BF, I suspected she may be sex. active because she spends alot of time w/him. Last week I asked her if she was active and at 1st she denied it, but I can tell when she's lieing, her upper lip curls up, so I told her I'm not upset if u r but need to tell me. Then she said she was active.  Believe me I felt upset/worried but I also want to avoid any unplanned preg. I did talk to her about STD'd and how he needs to also use protection too.  She did say he has been using protection. Yesterday, I spent $80.00 for a 3mo. supply and Co-pay, HB was upset alittle because I used my part of my car note $ to pay for it. I should have gotten just a mo supply but I wasn't thinking at the time.  Hb was mad for a couple of min. and then said ok I'm done w/me being mad over this, then he hugged me and said Its because I love soo much. He doesn't stay mad for long, thank god.
I'm telling my daughter when u get ur next dose your BF will have to pay for it if ur not wrkng by then. I did tell her I wish she wouldn't be active but I'd rather her use protection then not.

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   Posted 9/20/2007 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was using the Nuvaring, my doctor didn't give me a pregnancy test before when she initially prescribed it. This is also to be used in the beginning of your period. I guess that is their confirmation, not sure. When I had my IUD inserted recently, they did do a pregnancy test right then and there despite the fact that I was on my period at the time.

I bet it was tough to hear that your daughter is sexually active, unfortunately at her age its not uncommon, sad isn't it? Its good to know that she confirmed he is using protection since there are so many worries besides pregnancy nowadays. Good idea to get her BC too as an added protection.

I hope that he agrees to help pay for the birth control next time but I would make sure that she has it even if she says he did. Just to be on the safe side.

Sounds like you have a really open and good relationship with your daughter... that is so important.

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   Posted 9/21/2007 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for responding. yes, I'm glad she told me.  My daughter's friend got preg. in her senior year, she did continue her school and still worked during preg; she just grad. in May 07'. This young girl did not quit her job at a very well known coffee shop, she wrkd till a couple of weeks ago, she is due on Sat 6/22/07. The BF, left her and still denies its his as soon as she told him she was preg., her family and few close friends have helped her through this. My frnds Daughter wants her and another close frnd and her mom to be in the room w/her during Labor, I'm thinking this may help my Daughter be more carefull too after seing how Labor is.

Yes, I wish she wasn't active, but I know its part of life and she will still always be my little girl.  She's currently a Senior in H.S.


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