Get her the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility"
I dont like any form of birth control that interferes with hormones or even involves something plastic thing inside of you. Yuck.
I think condoms are better because you have instant access and they also protect from disease (another important consideration) Admittedly, they dont feel as good as a la naturelle, but that also depends, and pleasure is as much in the mind as the body. Also, if a girl is sexually active and in control of her body (as i would raise my daughter to me, in control of her body that is), then when she knows she isnt fertile ( after ovulation-read the book, wait two days to play it safe), then she can forgo the use of condoms in those two weeks leading to her period.
She should know her body and her fertility. I thought i knew mine, but didnt know a whole lot of things until i read this book at 40, when breastfeeding and ttc no 2.
I would love to have had this book when starting out with my new fertility, instead of being fed all the other BS about menstruation is the curse of womanhood, and Gd forbid if you go near a boy you'll get pregnant etc etc.
My parents were not like that Gd bless them, but that was (and i believe still is), the prevailing attitude of society.
I also came of age in the time of aids, so the use of condoms seems a no brainer to me.
Keep her away from the pill. Tell her, her boyfriend can be the one to artificially manipulate his hormones instead. (not)
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