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.
- Only group members can vote in this poll.
- 58% - Yes, unconditionally
- 20% - No, unconditionally
- 5% - Yes, after getting parental permission
- 5% - Yes, even if the parents disapproved
- 7% - Speak to the parents and let them handle it
- 3% - Other (comment)
- 0% - I would purchase it for them myself
by AnonymousJune 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.
by AnonymousJune 19, 2013 at 3:08 AMNo, she can get it herself.
by gigis1June 19, 2013 at 3:08 AMIs 1 and 4 the same?
by paganmommy4June 19, 2013 at 3:12 AM
she doesnt have to ask anyones permission or needs consent to get it