How young is too young for birth control?

One in five American girls between 13 and 18-years-old are on the birth control pill. That's 50 percent more than a decade ago.

Dr. Mary Rosser, a gynecologist who treats adolescents, said that the number of parents seeking birth control prescriptions for their teens to treat acne, regulate periods, and to prevent teen pregnancy is rising.

However, many parents are worried about the pill's links to a heightened risk of blood clots, and the possible connection to breast cancer, and the possibility of increased sexual activity.

Do the negatives outweigh the benefits? What do you think?


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