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pupa
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I've been with my boyfriend for 2 years now and we are sexually active. I would like to go on the Pill but I'm afraid and embarrased of telling the doctor about it coz in my country, we're still very conservative about having sex before marriage. Should I go talk to my personal doctor about this or can i just begin taking it? And does it require any age or any limit to it??

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Cute Katie
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quote:
Originally posted by pupa:
I've been with my boyfriend for 2 years now and we are sexually active. I would like to go on the Pill but I'm afraid and embarrased of telling the doctor about it coz in my country, we're still very conservative about having sex before marriage. Should I go talk to my personal doctor about this or can i just begin taking it? And does it require any age or any limit to it??

Hi. :-) You didn't mention what country you are from, so I don't know if there are any age limits or anything like that imposed. You should definitely tell your doctor that you are sexually active. Doctors need to know things like that, even if it's looked down upon in your society. If they do not know something important like that, they won't know to take proper procedures. A doctor has to write a prescription for you to be able to get the pill. Also, he/she will most likely have to perform a pelvic exam on you, to make sure everything looks all right. You will need to get one of these done every year. Hope this helped! :-)


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