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I live with my grandmother only. I have brought up birthcontrol several times for both menastrative and sexual reasons, but she has always changed the subject or say she'll bring me to the docter to see what we should do, but purposely never get around to making an appointment. Well, I recently had a terrible pregnancy scare. I had been worried for a whole entire month, and it was terrible stressful and a all together horrible experience. I don't want to have another one, and this last one opened my eyes and I have realized I really do need it or I will, no question about it, will become pregnant without it at some point in time. The last time I asked her, her exact words were, "The only reason I don't really want to give you birthcontrol is because I'm scared you'll go and screw everyone." Which was pretty offensive, btw. She really isn't hard to convince, I think if I ask enough and hard enough she will let me get the Depo shot. All I want to know is how to go about it?
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The best thing to do would be to sit your grandmother down and explain to her your reasons for wanting birth control. Most importantly, I think it will be best to make her understand that birth control will not enable you to "screw everyone". If the talk doesn't work then you can buy your own birth control for free or at a low price from a Planned Parenthood near you. On a side note, birth control shouldn't be your only form of protection. Sexually Transmitted Diseases(HIV, Chlamydia, Herpes)aren't prevented by birth control, but through consistent and correct use of polyurethane or latex condoms.
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