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I'm fourteen, and my boyfriend is fifteen. We're freshmen in highschool and have a very healthy relationship. We've been very close for a long time and are very open and we just get along very well. We're very much in love with eah other and plan on being together forever.

I live with my dad but am afraid to ask him to put me on birth control because he might say no and just not let my boyfriend and I have alone time anymore. I asked my mom ad tried to explain to her, but instead of agreeing to getting me the pill, she got upset and said I'm too young to think about sex and shouldn't for a couple more years.

Truth is, I'm thinking about sex now. We've already done manual sex, and I know that it will escalate into actual sex. I'm trying to be responsible an prevent pregnancy. But my mom makes it really hard to do. What should I do?

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Ultimately, you know your parents better than we do, so the best person to make the judgment call would be you. If you think your dad will be more open to the idea than your mom, then you can certainly speak with him about it. If not, then something you can do is see if there's a free clinic in your area where you may be able to get the pills for free or very low cost.

Just a terminology thing as well? We don't use the phrasing "actual sex" here, because it implies that other types of sex aside from penis-in-vagina intercourse are not sex (and also discounts a LOT of relationships with same-sex couples, or couples not wanting intercourse for any reason or not feeling ready for intercourse.)

[ 02-28-2011, 10:31 PM: Message edited by: Stephanie_1 ]

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