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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

Can a minor be forced to take birth control?

If a girl is 16 can she be forced to take birth control by her parents? If she comes up pregnant and the guy is under 21 can she be forced to take a dna test to determine if the guy is the father.

Update:

Actually, the happy couple do want a child, but the future mother is afraid of getting her lover in trouble with the law. Maybe you should consider their feelings rather than just assume because she is underage and he is 3 1/2 years older that they are irresponsible children. They've been through enough to know what they are doing.

Update 2:

If you hadn't figured it out that was a response from the 16 y/o in question and as you can see she has thought thing out.

btw I am not the boyfriend in this scenario, just a friend.

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  • JC
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    1 decade ago
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    More than likely (it would depend on your state), no, a parent cannot typically force their teen daughter to take bc. Im a little perplexed here though since it basically sounds like a 16 yr old girl wants to get pregnant and yet doesnt want to involve the father, whoever it may be. Honestly, not the kind of maturity a future mother should be showing.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Of course the paternity test can be forced. The Birth Control could likely be an interesting Court fight and would drag on past 18, when she would become an adult. They DON'T know what they are doing, at least she doesn't. Medical fact is the mind and body aren't fully developed at 16 in most if not all cases. The rebelling against the parents shows signs of it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    First of all, why would a 16 year old want to have unprotected sex? If she wants a child, does she have the means to support it? Does she plan to go on welfare until she is old enough to legally marry the father? If so, in order to receive FIP (welfare), a father MUST be named on the birth certificate and DHS WILL go after the father for compensation. What's this girl's hurry? If they truly love each other, waiting another 2 years until she is of legal age to marry shouldn't be a big deal. Kids don't need to be having kids.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Most states yes and yes. Unless you get emancipated which is extremely unlikely your parents have full control over health rights which includes reproductive rights as far as keeping you from conceiving through birth control.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Depends on the state. In some it could be yes to one or both.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes and yes

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