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Condoms - At what age do you provide BC?

Anonymous
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I have a teen who is going to his first homecoming dance tonight.  YIKES!

But this begs the question, at what age do you provide your teen with BC?

I don't condone sex at this age, quite the contrary, but kids are kids.  Soon he will be driving and possibly dating.

And how do you tell them that you want them to be safe if they have sex but you don't want them to have sex?  

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 29, 2015 at 8:42 PM
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curvygurl1912
by on Oct. 29, 2015 at 8:44 PM

My dd is 15. She isn't sexually active. She still carries a condom in her bag. 

ninjakids
by Christina on Oct. 29, 2015 at 8:44 PM
ASAP
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 29, 2015 at 8:45 PM
When they ask for it, or I think they need it.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 29, 2015 at 8:45 PM

What did you say to her when you gave it to her?

Quoting curvygurl1912:

My dd is 15. She isn't sexually active. She still carries a condom in her bag. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 29, 2015 at 8:45 PM
Probably 14/15. Although the younger sister will have access to them as well.
ResidentRedhead
by Platinum Member on Oct. 29, 2015 at 8:46 PM
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I would never provide birth control for my child. If he thought he was big enough for sex, he's big enough to get his own condoms
Chelsey191
by Ruby Member on Oct. 29, 2015 at 8:46 PM
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Buy condoms with him. Honestly when my son hits puberty or asks the question, which ever comes first, we will talk about sex and buy condoms. He will choose what he chooses regardless if there is birth control or not. So I will make sure he has it. I want it to be an open conversation. That said I do not condone it and will use my brain and instincts to ensure he is appropriately supervised.
PartyOfGirls
by Gold Member on Oct. 29, 2015 at 8:47 PM

As soon as they start to have an interest in anything that involves sex and dating etc....

In reality at 12 my kids can make their own Drs appointments and get Condoms and prescribed BC without me and its 100% confidential, so even if I did not allow it, they could get it on their ow, even from the hlth clinic.

DD is 13 and is barely interested in boys and dating, but she is SN and a few years behind in that sense!

lenashark
by Emerald Member on Oct. 29, 2015 at 8:48 PM

Never. If they want to be grown ups and have sex, they can spend their own $5 to buy a box of condoms. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 29, 2015 at 8:49 PM
We keep condoms under the bathroom sink and my oldest is 9. My rule is NO sex till 18 but I still keep them out because no one should be kept from protection. ( My kids don't know what condoms are but one day they will and they will always be where anyone can grab one.)
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