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My Girlfriend And I Want A Baby

Published: May 14, 2012
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I am a teenage boy, and I have a question. Me and my girl are planning on having sex, and I read that mature sperm are the type that is ejaculated. We want a baby and I would like to know how many sperm are matured per day.
Signed: My Girlfriend And I Want A Baby

Dear My Girlfriend And I Want A Baby,

 

Given that you are a “teenage boy,” TeenHealthFX has definite concerns about you and your girlfriend having a baby at this stage in your life. FX appreciates that you and girlfriend have your reasons for wanting to become parents, but we strongly urge you to put this baby’s wants and needs above your own. You and your girlfriend have the potential to be wonderful parents – but to best achieve this you need to focus on yourselves before you bring a baby into this world. That means finishing your education, settling in good careers, being in a place where you can financially care for a baby, and continuing your intellectual and emotional development so that you can be there for a growing child in the best way possible.

To give you some further things to think about when it comes to becoming a parent, consider some of the information and questions posed in the following answers on our site:

·         The Cost of Raising a Baby

·         Trying to Have a Baby (Offers questions for you and your girlfriend to think about and discuss in terms of being parent-ready)

One day you both will have the opportunity to be parents in a more ideal situation, but until then please practice safer sex to protect yourself from unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of STDs. This includes using condoms each and every time you have sex, along with a back-up method of birthday such as the pill. Please speak to your doctor to discuss the best safer sex method for you.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-6475 for an appointment or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

 

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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