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Would you loan a 16 year old $$$ for a Plan B pill?
June 19, 2013 at 2:50 AM

So I'm sure you want the backstory...

I'm 41, married, 14 year old DS and 10 year old DD so they are not quite at the age for me to deal with this yet. I've been spending a couple of days a week with my 23 year old niece and her boyfriend who live in a tight knit hispanic neighborhood helping them watch their 1 month old as she gets treatment for PPD (cleaning the house, cooking meals and so on).

Today, a neighbor girl who is about 16 came in and told my niece that she was having sex with her boyfriend last night and the condom broke. Her boyfriend doesn't get paid until next Tuesday and she needed to borrow $50 for the Plan B pill. My niece didn't hesitate to give it over and she and I both explained what the pill did, what it was for, when to take it, etc.

So my question is... if you were in a similar situation, asked by another parents' teen to be loaned money for Plan B, what would you do?

This is assuming that you trust that they will spend it where they say they will and that they will pay it back.

If asked for a loan to buy Plan B, what would you do?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 58% - Yes, unconditionally
  2. 20% - No, unconditionally
  3. 5% - Yes, after getting parental permission
  4. 5% - Yes, even if the parents disapproved
  5. 7% - Speak to the parents and let them handle it
  6. 3% - Other (comment)
  7. 0% - I would purchase it for them myself


  • PinkButterfly66
    June 19, 2013 at 3:01 AM

    Yes, she's 16 and sexually active.  She deserves the right to control her own body and fertility.  A pregnant teen is a bad idea.

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1
    June 19, 2013 at 3:03 AM

    I am not sure what I would do.  Honestly, I am all for  plan b, but the kid is still a minor.  It is better than teen pregnancy though.

  • shymomof4
    June 19, 2013 at 3:04 AM


    Quoting PinkButterfly66:

    Yes, she's 16 and sexually active.  She deserves the right to control her own body and fertility.  A pregnant teen is a bad idea.

  • AdensMommy1107
    June 19, 2013 at 3:06 AM
    Yes. If she had had the money she could have gotten it anyway, without parental permission. It's just the money she needed.
  • LaughCryLive
    June 19, 2013 at 3:07 AM

    I might not hand over the cash but I would buy it for her and give it to her.

  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    June 19, 2013 at 3:08 AM
    No, she can get it herself.
  • gigis1
    by gigis1
    June 19, 2013 at 3:08 AM
    Is 1 and 4 the same?
  • Danapopcorn
    June 19, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    Cheaper than diapers.

  • Supervane
    June 19, 2013 at 3:11 AM
    I would!
  • paganmommy4
    June 19, 2013 at 3:12 AM

    she doesnt have to ask anyones permission or needs consent to get it

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