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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    WHy are you assuming that she ISN"T? I had to use it when a condom broke (as I think Stacey said she did too?) Obviously they aren't using it because they are on the IUD or the BCP. I bet condom mess ups are a leading cause of MAP users. Condoms prevent against STD's. Trust me, at $50 a pop no teen (or person like me!) is using this as their means of birth control. At least, no normal person with a normal sex life. If your nephew and his girlfriend, using condoms, have a user error one night, his girlfriend is going to need the MAP, and I don't think that the assumption should be that she is a victim of abuse, that she should be examined for bruises, that she should be pulled into a small room by a strange man and asked personal questions about her sexual experience, or that she should fear that someone might call the police on her! Ever!!!!
    Agreed. And I'll bet the failure-to-use-properly rate among young teens who have no experience with condoms is probably pretty high, too. I was soooooo mortified when I had to call & get the MAP. I was just imagining what the nurse was thinking a nice married woman would be doing to break the condom, kwim? No way I'd want to go through that as a young teen.
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    I am curious if you all still think an 11 or 12 year old is old enough to make their own reproductive medical decisions without their parents (Or anyone else's) knowledge or approval?

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    Being raped is not a reproductive or medical issue. It's a crime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Being raped is not a reproductive or medical issue. It's a crime.
    Of course rape is a terrible crime. The question is if an 11 or 12 year old is old enough to decide what comes next after the rape.

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    It's a different debate. The question here was, if an 11yo or 12yo wanted the MAP, should she be able to get it? My answer was, and still is, yes, absolutely. Here in the U.S. rape victims are offered MAP as standard procedure no matter their age. Not that it would have helped the poor girl in the other debate who was raped, repeatedly, over two years. This girl might not have even gotten her period yet. The bottom line is, the more unwanted pregnancies we can prevent, the fewer abortion debates we'll have to have.
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    Wait is this about the map? Yes- someone who had consentual sex should get it.

    are you making this about an already pregnant 11 year old rape victim? I'm missing the connection you are trying to make.

    if you are cross debating- no one argued that she should be forced to abort. Some DID argue that she should be forced to carry for 9 months deliver from her 11 year old child body..... and presumably raise her rape baby.

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    I disagree. I think across the board either an 11 or 12 old is old enough to make medical decisions concerning her own body, or she is not. I believe in both cases, an 11 or 12 year old is not old enough to make medical decisions without the input of her parents or if they are court deemed unfit, then another adult. It is tragic and horrifying that it happens or that there is a need for it, but an 11 year old just should not be making these kinds of decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Wait is this about the map? Yes- someone who had consentual sex should get it.

    are you making this about an already pregnant 11 year old rape victim? I'm missing the connection you are trying to make.

    if you are cross debating- no one argued that she should be forced to abort. Some DID argue that she should be forced to carry for 9 months deliver from her 11 year old child body..... and presumably raise her rape baby.
    I am talking about an 11 or 12 year old getting MAP without parental consent. The other debate brought the topic to the front of my mind because the topic was an 11 year old not being old enough to decide to keep and raise a baby, but I am talking about BC.

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    Making a decision about using birth control is a far different decision than the decision to have a baby. Also the ramifications for the girl, her body, her future reproductive health, and her potential baby, are much different between using birth control and being pregnant and giving birth. I don't think it's ever a good idea for children to be having children. It's not a good idea for children to be having sex, but if they willingly do it and are responsible enough to want birth control, then I think it's senseless to say no and risk them having babies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    Making a decision about using birth control is a far different decision than the decision to have a baby. Also the ramifications for the girl, her body, her future reproductive health, and her potential baby, are much different between using birth control and being pregnant and giving birth. I don't think it's ever a good idea for children to be having children. It's not a good idea for children to be having sex, but if they willingly do it and are responsible enough to want birth control, then I think it's senseless to say no and risk them having babies.
    If my teenager was having sex and I knew there was nothing I could do about it (Say 16 and above) I would personally make sure they were on BC. I would take them to the doctor myself and make sure they were taken care of. If someone took it upon themselves to give my 11 or 12 year old BC, I would be beyond (way beyond) livid. An 11 or 12 year old absolutely should not be taking ANY medication without parental consent.

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