We can't allow this behavior to go unaddressed, but we don't want to create a wedge and close the door to future communication. You are quite right to do whatever you can to preserve your relationship with your daughter and to maintain open lines of communication.
But you're also wise to take an active and aggressive role in addressing this situation.
Long before she is 16 and thus, in the eyes of the law, “legal”, she’ll be leered at on the bus and chatted up by men five, 10, perhaps even 15 years her senior.
Post-puberty, her school uniform will prompt heckling from louts in vans.
In Kentucky, you can legally consent to sexual intercourse when you become 16 years old.
All minors are allowed to get a prescription for birth control without a parent’s permission. 7.“An Overview of Minors’ Consent Laws, State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 8.“Minors’ Access to STI Services,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute.
Does she appear to be under an unusual amount of stress?
This is called the “age of consent.” These laws are meant to protect minors from being manipulated or forced into sex with older people.
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However, a doctor may (but is not required to) inform your parents/guardian. State of the States 2004: A Policy Analysis of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Safer Schools Issues.
If you go to a Title X clinic, your appointment will be completely confidential, including your billing and your records.