I have a friend whose daughter was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer at the age of 16. My friend told me that she told her daughter to have sex with her boyfriend (who had been her best friend since grade school), so that she could experience it without pain for as long as she could. The mother also told her that if she decided that she wanted to be a mother that she should think about making that choice while she was still able to have children. What would you do in this situation? This is one of those things that I go back and forth about. I agreed with my friend, but honestly as a mother of 2 girls, myself, it's very hard to say what I would actually do in a situation like that.
The question here about ovarian cancer in a teen is a hard one.
The mom supporting and encouraging baby making and sex.
Yes it's unfortunate that if she doesn't experience it soon she may never know what she's missing. However if she were to have a child now... she's already be loosing a lot. LOOSING her independence before she's even had it. Loosing the early 20's phase where many 20 year olds get to be selfish think of themselves and what they want in life. If you have a baby you can't be selfish at all.
So really what's more important to her? At 16 can she really decide what's best, what she truly wants... those are life changing experiences.
Answer by Skepticchick at 11:28 AM on Jul. 27, 2010
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Answer by doodlebopfan at 11:11 AM on Jul. 27, 2010
I would not, in any way, encourage a 16 year old to have sex. Regardless of the circumstances. But I might try to get her to save some eggs if the situation was such that she would not be able to have kids after treatments.
Oh yeah, never thought of that, That sounds like the best possible answer to me.
Answer by AshleyBDG at 11:12 AM on Jul. 27, 2010