Can parents force minors to take birth control?

I know that parents can't force minors to have abortions by law, but can they force them to take birth control, like forcing them to get the Depo-Provera shot or something? I was just wondering, since there seem to be so many teenage pregnancies, and parents are so much more aware of the sexual activity of teenagers.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Sure, a parent could bring their child into the doctor & request a depo shot, same as any other medication.

    Obviously, that won't protect their child from any STD's, but it would keep them free from pregnancy, anyway.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no in order to get the shot u have to have a pap and a parent can not force a child into thta and if they scared them into doing it they are wrong. if the child told the doc that they did not want it done then the doc can't do it. children are not property. Birth control is not for everyone. when i was on teh shot it made me bleed for 6 months straight and have horrible pains. if a girl does not want a pap or to be on birth control i don't think anyone has the right to force anyone. that's like forcing somone to be sterile for a while. Imagine if you were 14 years old and your parents "forced" you into getting a papsmear and having some doctor stick a speculum in you, how violating is that?

    ps bc is not for everyone and can be dangerous. if a young teenager is still going through puberty why would u mess with that???? educate ur child instead

    • Toby4 years agoReport

      How about you educate yourself with grammar first?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, take it this way. Stoping a natural thing is going to cause problems no matter what. If rain stopped then the earth would be dirty, not to mention most water cannot get purified. There are MANY health harrords that can even be fatal from that. Not to mention you might even ruin her life forever by some sickness while your forcing her to do something. I'd propbly runnaway from my Mom then to jump infront of a car if my Mom gave me an entire life illness not to mention taking away my reproduction rights for quite awhile!

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think parents can 'force' their kids to take birth control, but if the parents are encouraging it why would the kids say no?

    IMHO it is much smarter to have birth control and not need it then to need it and not have it, and I think some other moms feel the same way I do!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't think that is an option....

    A better option would be to take the kid to the NorthWest territories and let her grow up among the elk and bears.

    If parents were actually so much more aware of the sexual activity of teenagers, they would be a lot less likely to allow the practice to continue.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No the parents can't force their daughters into taking birth control.

  • 1 decade ago

    No you can not, especially a teenager. They have rights. I work in the medical field and for all you know your child might be on birth control and you dont even know it. The best thing to do would be to talk with your child about sex and what to do to prevent from getting pregnant or worse and STD.

  • 1 decade ago

    I wish.

    If a teen did not want to take an oral contraceptive I suppose a parent could ask that a depo injection be done. Some one would probably file a lawsuit on behalf of the teen stating her reproductive rights were being violated.

  • 3 years ago

    im 16 my mom had made me get on the depo over a year ago before i was allowed to come home from a residential program i was in 2 and half hours away for 3 and a half months i feel like i was not informed about what has been injected into my body i found out it could take years to become pregnant after i get off the depo i want a baby now i feel as my rights were violated i should have been informed about what was going into my body i want off the shot! but i feel as if i have no rights ho would a parent feel if their custody rights were just taken away and they weren t informed on the impact that it may have on their future

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    im 14 and about 9 months ago when i was 13 started having sex my mum didnt force me to have the implanon but did say i woulnt be alowed out again till it had been done so that did persuade me and by the way many people dont no about the implanon it so good and dosnt hurt .

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