So this morning on The Wright Stuff, channel 5, you know the one, its on after milkshake!
So they were talking about girls from the age of 13 having contraception without parental consent. I found some of the views fairly old fashioned I have to say.
When I was 13 I have a long term boyfriend, we ended up being together for 4 years. As a 13 year old girl, I had sex, yes I know, how awful. However I did it, it happened.
One of the times ‘it happened’ the condom broke, genuinely it broke.
I have never been so scared in my whole life, I was a child too frightened to admit to her parents she was already having sex.
I was lucky enough to have a god father I was very close too, he came to the rescue and took me to the local Time4u clinic they next day, for little emergencies like this.
I was given emergency contraception and I was put on the pill, all without telling my parents.
I was so incredibly thankful for this service.
I ended up going on the injection at the age of 14, I found it easy and it suited me fine. I saw nothing wrong with being sensible and getting contraception even if my parents didn’t know.
If it wasn’t for services like this, I don’t know where I would have been.
I love my girls and want the best for them, so I really would not be against them having contraception without my knowledge as long as it was from a medically trained person.
I would rather them do this than end up pregnant and not wanting it.
I would not want that for my girls.
I don’t see why people are so concerned, I would be pleased that the girls were sensible enough to seek help.
How do you feel on the subject?