My 18-year-old daughter has been on the pill for 2 years. Her doctor recommended that she try it to control her debilitating menstrual symptoms (cramping, nausea, headaches). It has definitely helped–she no longer misses school or feels sick several days each month!
Because my daughter is not sexually active, we haven’t been concerned about the pill’s abortifacient effects in her case. I just wanted to remind other moms of teen daughters that there can be good, morally acceptable medical reasons for a doctor to prescribe the pill.