posted on Aug, 16 2015 @ 01:33 AM
a reply to: WanderingSage
Sorry to butt in...
I know a young girl. At 17 she chose to have sex with a boy (18) who was a couple months from leaving to basic training. They DID NOT use protection.
She was on the pill but, had not been taking it faithfully.
After a few days of soul searching and crying because she was keeping a secret and the boy wasn't speaking to her, she told her Mom. A doctor
appointment was made. In the meantime quite a few OTC tests were purchased. Thankfully they all were negative and there were no STDs.
This was a hard/scary life lesson for her. She needed (for her future) to focus on finishing school. He needed to go off to basic training and
hopefully make something out of himself.
Some children in the towns they live in want nothing more than to get out yet seem to sabotage that dream at every turn.
If there would have been a child, it would have not only impacted their lives but a child raising a baby. I believe (no proof just a belief) that 9
out of 10 times the child would have stayed with the Mother and their family.
With the Father in basic and the Mother in school, who would support this baby financially and emotionally?