Why even discuss birth control with your teen?
It’s vital, because your teen may choose to have sex despite your values and your wishes. If he or she makes that choice, the teen should know how to prevent an unplanned pregnancy which could turn an unwise choice into a life of hardship, even tragedy.
Discuss the various methods of birth control using a book or pamphlet to help the discussion along, if needed. You can always add, "I want you to know this, but I feel that you’re too young to have sex right now." Or, "I would prefer that you wait until you’re older, or married, to have sex."
Facts and your values can help your teen to make wise choices.