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Old 10-06-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Well, this is a topic that in my country is easy to answer because it's so normal for it to be done, but i don't know here and would love to know what you guys thought about it.

Should teens (13-19) be allowed to use IUDs instead of Birth Control pills or other methods of contraceptives?

Last edited by 2goldens; 10-07-2008 at 04:08 AM.. Reason: ~Moved thread from Other Topics into Parenting~
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:44 AM
 
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Absolutely
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Birth control is birth control. Dont teens already use IUDs? I've been out of the loop for awhile.
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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I think they pretty much use it all except those methods that are designed for women who have already had children or that might have (unintentional) long lasting results.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:21 AM
 
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Should teens (13-19) be allowed to use IUDs instead of Birth Control pills or other methods of contraceptives?
It depends on the parent/child relationship. However the family has decided to raise their child is their complete & absolute right.

I don't know if that is the safest measure for a teenager nor do I personally agree with it, but if that is the way another family feels is the best for them, so be it.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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I think the current marketing trend for IUD's in the U.S. is geared toward women who have had at least one child and do not want another child within five years.
In the past, IUD's had a reputation for puncturing the uterus, thus causing infertility problems, albeit somewhat rare. I believe this is why current marketing is geared towards women who already have children and not teens who might want children one day (in case a puncture happens).
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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IUD's are more for women who have had a baby in the past so in most cases it would not be appropriate, unless they already have one child.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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It depends on the parent/child relationship. However the family has decided to raise their child is their complete & absolute right.
That's why we have so many foster children.

Use of an IUD isn't recommeded for girls under the age of 20.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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IUD's are more for women who have had a baby in the past so in most cases it would not be appropriate, unless they already have one child.
I agree with this. And wouldn't an IUD that gets misplaced/dislodged cause a tear or something? I think a teen would be so oblivious to proper precautions for this that I would be afraid to let my teen get one. I would rather have her take the pill.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Why do you say IUD's are for women who have previously delivered?
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