[quote="Being_Brave, post:17, topic:217743"]
This totally baffles me. I really don't care about how "sensitive" a child's medical record is, it should be the parents' right to have access to it, and no child should be treated for STD's, contraceptives, immunizations, etc without parental permission. Maybe my parents were overprotective, but one or both were present at EVERY doctors apt until I was on my own health insurance policy (at 18). There was no way either of them, especially my mom (who wouldn't even give the MD my social for paperwork) was going to let anyone else know more about me than she did.
When I was 13 years old I was put on a low dose of birth control for the estrogen content to control monthly bleeding (my norm without the medication was 14-20 days...waaaay too much!). I wasn't raised Catholic, so no religious considerations were taken into consideration, but even then it was made clear to me that it was temporary and that the same moral standards were expected, not that I would ever dream of sex before marriage anyways. I'm just 25, but I guess things really have changed since I was a teenager. I think maybe the government needs to let the parents who are actually willing, be parents.
Sounds like we have a lot in common :) I'm 26 (convert from being a Baptist) and I was put on BC when I was young due to medical issues. Once I became Catholic, and after a struggle, I got off of it and just dealt with my medical issues. It is tough but nothing I can do. When I was put on it my mother was told and I was already 18.
Btw if that is your name in your signature then we have even more in common! Best wishes during your RCIA process. It's a great journey!