Contraception is a hot topic these days, especially for parents with adolescent children. While some parents think their children will wait to engage in sexual intercourse until marriage, they still fear that they will fall prey to their raging hormones or peer pressure and have sex before they are ready. Other parents just assume their kids will have sex before marriage since everyone else is having premarital sex. Or some parents remember their own adolescent decisions and find it hard to help their children make different choices.

Parents fear that their child will have a baby before they are ready or contract a sexually transmitted disease. The world has listened to these fears and provided the perfect solution for the complex nature of adolescents, hormones, peer pressure, and the quest for acceptance and love. The answer: contraception. Sex without consequences. No babies. No sexually transmitted diseases. No strings attached. Safe…

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About the Author

Teresa Hilgers

Teresa Hilgers is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She is currently completing the St. John Paul the Great Fellowship in Medical and Surgical NaProTechnology at the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.