Today, the question you need to ask yourself is this.
“If my child is in any kind of trouble, who is the first person my child will approach for help?”
If the answer is not you or that you are not sure, then you are doing something wrong.
The first person my children will go to if they are in any kind of trouble is me. They know that I will always be there and they know that I will not judge them.
I have not had the same relationship with my mother, like my children have with me. My mother will be last person on earth I would go to for help. She is condescending, take the high road all the time and has a knack of making me feel terribly guilty. When you are in trouble, you are already miserable, you don’t need your mother to make it worst for you.
Now, imagine a 17 year old girl, worried that she is pregnant and has no one to talk to. Her world is falling apart, time is running out and she really doesn’t know who to ask for help. She considered running away from home. I am glad, I was there for her.. Does your child have someone like me to lean on? Where would they find the support?
You as a parent has the responsibility to talk to your child about contraception. You can live in your perfect world and assume that your child is not going to have sex till she gets married or take action and protect them from unwanted pregnancies and STD’s. All it requires is a trip to the clinic. I prefer the combination of Mirena ( hormone releasing IUD http://www.fpnsw.org.au/751201_8.html) and Condom as the ideal contraceptive for teens.
Talk to your children.