Post Pill at 14 and Worried About Unusual Bleeding

Question

I’m 14 and I just started my period last week and it was normal for the first five days but now I’m still bleeding spots that are darker than usual. I am sexually active but I’m worried. I just got off the pill not too long ago. Help me please!
Angelina

Answer

Dear Angelina,

If I understand you correctly this was your first period after discontinuing the birth control pill. The brown bleeding might not be a problem, but since you are no longer taking the pill I would recommend that you see your doctor for a check up to make sure.

I would like to give you the same loving advice I would give my own granddaughter. There is no birth control method that is 100% effective. If you are not ready to have a baby, you are not ready to have intercourse. At your young age you are making some very adult decisions. I encourage you to take a serious look at why you are sexually active. Why not enjoy being a teenager without the worry of a pregnancy, STD, or being taken advantage by some guy who is only interested in his own desires. You deserve better!

I wish you the best life has to offer.

Winnie Neill

Answered By:

Winnie Neill, CFCP
Winnie Neill, a Professional Member of CANFP, is a certified FertilityCare Practitioner, and taught NFP 23 years in the Sacramento region. She served on the Sacramento Diocese NFP Advisory Board, the American Academy of NFP Board and the CANFP Eecutive Board. She and her husband Bob have been married 63 years

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