My DD turned 16 this past March. Earlier today she told me she needed to talk to me. This is rare for her to do these days. She told me she thought it was time for her to think about getting birth control!!!! WTF??!?! I immediately thought "I am gonna kill the bastard!!!". After a minute I recovered enough to choke out a strangled response...:what?!" She repeated it and I was still shocked. Meanwhile my mind was racing over every scenario I had with my mom. At about 17 I asked for the same thing. But I NEVER saw this coming! Years later my mom said she suspected for a while what I was doing. So I made her an appt with an OB/GYN and if she wants birth control she can get it. She asked me not to tell her dad. We have never had secrets from each other about DD and I feel sneaky not telling him. But I also know he would lock her up and go ape shit on any boy he saw. This has totally freaked me out and I am still reeling from it!