You may not have thought about teaching your child about contraception. As your child enters their teenage years, it is important for them to have a basic understanding of sex, conception and contraception. It will also support their understanding of things that happen within relationships.
If your doctor has recommended a hormonal contraceptive method to help your child manage their periods, it’s a good idea to discuss contraception with your child. Even if your child is too young to provide consent to medical procedures or medication, it is important to give them the information that will help them to practice making decisions and understand what is happening to them.