After reading about the decision by a court in the United States to allow teenage girls under 17 to buy morning-after pills over the counter, I decided to ask my teenage daughter if she knew about emergency contraceptives.
"Of course," she answered. "It's to prevent pregnancy after you've had sex."
I admit, I was stunned for a moment. She was my baby only yesterday, and here she was uttering that word without thinking anything of it.
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