Ok everyone.. my b/f and I have been having sex for about 4 months now. (He was my first.) Anyways, we've done the condom thing every single time, but I still get nervous because I hear those horror stories about how the condom broke and now this young couple has a baby. So... we talked about it and I'm considering getting the pill... just to be extra careful. We're still gonna do the condom thing though. I just wanted to know... um... how do I gett he pill?! lol. I live with my dad, and my mom died a few years ago so it's not like I can just ask my dad to take me to get the pill. He would kill me lol. But do you have to go to a normal doctor, or can you just go to one of those walk-in clinics? Thanks guys... I just really want to know!
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Do you have a Planned Parenthood clinic somewhere nearby? You could try looking here. You could also go to your local health deparment, women's clinic, or family planning clinic. Keep in mind that even though you could get on the Pill without parental permission, your dad does have the right to access your medical records if you are under 18.
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You could go to the gynecologist to accurately prescribe the what kind of pill you should get. But I know many people that have gone to Planned Parenthood to get birth control pills b/c they didn't want their parents to find out that they were having sex or for other various reasons and everything seems to be working out great for them. So why not go check out one of those clinics that slowcookie mentioned, or why not just take a trip the the gyno. Well good luck and stay safe
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Planned Parenthood is an EXCELLENT option. Everything can be completely confidential. I highly recommend it.
BUT, I think the best thing you could do is be honest with your dad. Tell him that you've been sexually active for a few months and although you've been using condoms, you'd like to get on the pill 'just in case'. I think it's important to be as up-front as possible with your parents when it comes to things like this. But if you don't feel comfortable with that, Planned Parenthood is a great place to get confidential help.
I second hitzpink's opinion: what would you do, say, if your father was putting away your socks and saw your birth-control pills? Not only would he have to deal with your being sexually active, but he'll have to deal with your having lied and gone behind his back. And besides, you know that eventually you'll have to tell him, or he'll eventually find out. You can never keep anything too long from a parent with whom you live. Anyway, you might be suprised; if he gets along well with your guy and trusts you with other things, and if you bring up the issue of being careful and responsible, how could he refuse? "Oh, sweetie, I'm not going to let you have sex safely and responsibly, I'm going to let you become pregnant..." Can you imagine your father saying something like that? You would be very impressed with what your dad can deal with, methinks. Give it a try, eh?
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well i just went to my regular doctor and got them they're sworn to secrecy by law.(at least here they are) i can understand how you don't want to tell your dad, i wouldn't either, if you want to be nice and deceitful like me, you can alwys claim that the pills are to help with cramps.
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