I’m 15 almost 16 and just started taking birth control pills today after talking a gyno.
I have been sexually active, not all the time but occasionally. I end up getting a lot of anxiety over pregnancy because my periods are fairly irregular and would get a test like every time I had sex because I’d be late and get spooked. I tried to get my mom to take me to the doctor for a while, but she was hesitant until recently. I didn’t get to tell them I was actually having sex because my mom was there. They said it would be fine for me to go on the pill for helping regulate my cycle though
I wanted to go on it for so long to help ensure I won’t get pregnant, plus the whole regular cycle thing seemed nice. Now I’m having second thoughts about it. I’m worried it might not be good for me, or I’m too young. I feel really adult taking it I guess? I felt fine having sex but for some reason but now that I’m actually able to go on birth control I feel weird about it
I’m too early in to even know if it works with me as I just took my first pill today. Is it a good idea for me to take it? Would I have been fine missing periods and just using condoms? I would get crazy stressed on the rare occasions I’d have sex imagining all the ways the condom could’ve gone wrong. I haven’t even had sex since December and don’t plan on it soon necessarily since it’s hard to when my mom is always around and very strict.
What are the benefits, and are there any drawbacks to starting?