How Are You Planning To Handle Birth Control?

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  1. Jewelweed

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    My current birth control is surgical sterilization so I'm personally not worried but I have a teenage daughter. The thought of her pregnant in a SHTF scenario gives me nightmares. Right now she's on depo shots and has access to condoms so she'd probably have a safe few weeks or up to a few months but what about after that?

    How long are you stocked for your birth control options and what are you planning for after that time?
     
  2. Tina Thompson

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    I'm good in that department. I have given men up, and my life is better for it. No, I'm not lesbian, I don't have to have sex to survive. I'm surely not going to be having that on my mind when the shtf. I think birth control is not a very important issue in dire circumstances. Who wants to have a baby in the middle of a nightmare? Have you watched the Walking Dead? The best birth control is free, it's abstinence. I imagine there's gonna be some monsters out there raping women, something we need to prepare for. I would urge you to do some research on the depo shot your daughter is taking. I took that for 5 years and it really messed with me. They also give that to convicted sexual offenders to keep their libido down, but it's not good for your mental health.
     
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    @Tina Thompson - The depo shot does have it's downsides (everything does really, even abstinence) but it is a fairly reliable method. I took it for around 5 years before I had her and another few years after before I finally got my surgical sterilization. She was afraid of an IUD and most pills have too high of a chance of not working due to user error (not taking them at the same time or being ineffective due to other medications, like antibiotics). There's a stock pile of condoms of course, and they're important anyway for disease prevention but again, not perfect, and not likely to be used in a rape situation. I really can't imagine a situation where I would rely on abstinence as birth control long term; that's why I went the surgical route. It would be hypocritical of me to expect a teen or young adult to skip sex if the opportunity was there.
     
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    True, I'd rather have her protected, because they're gonna do what they want to do. I put my daughter on birth control too, when she was about 15. As for the depo shot, maybe it just affected me in a bad way for some reason or another. It mainly messed with my mind. I don't blame her for not wanting an IUD, I see them in somebody's arm and it really weirds me out.
     
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