I am 16 and I would like to get some kind if birth control that will help/stop my periods. I am not having sex. I just have very irregular periods I never know when I am going to get it. I just want to help/stop them. My mom said that I don't need to go in birth control to help me with my periods. I was wondering what kind would work the best?? I live in British Columbia
I'm in Canada as well.
I quote Kid's help line "The age of majority for your province or territory (usually 18 or 19). Most provinces also have a ‘mature minor’ clause in their health legislation (usually using the age of 16). This clause allows a young person under the age of majority to consent to treatment if the doctor believes they understand the risks and benefits of the treatment. There are usually still age restrictions within this clause and a young person’s legal ability to consent will change depending on what the treatment is. " and then "Most young people will be able to get a prescription for oral contraceptives (birth control pills) at age 16 from a doctor or health clinic. Doctors and health clinic staff members will also provide women under the age of 16 with contraceptives, if they are judged as ‘mature minors.’ " Meaning, that because you are under the age of majority, your parents' consent is needed for accepting of treatments HOWEVER with the clause, depending on where you are, you can consent to treatments. I think you will be fine asking your doctor for contraceptives.
You can easily go to your doctor's discuss with him/her about getting you on birth control and you can ask about whether your mother's permission will be needed.
Or, you can go to a sexual health clinic or Planned Parenthood. They are confidential and will likely provide you with discount contraceptives. I go to one near my home myself. Look for the closest one in BC here: http://www.cfsh.ca/Members/Findamember/british_columbia/default.aspx
As well, I strongly suggest not getting on something that stops your period like the "depo provera" when you do not need to take it for preventing pregnancy and at 14 which can cause irregular heavy bleeding within your first year.
I'm pretty sure you won't need your mum's permission to get it. Just go to your doctor and explain the situation and they'll discuss with you the birth control that'll suit you best.