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My daughter is going away to school this fall and I want to be sure she is prepared for everything. She is not sexually active now, and has only recently begun dating casually. She is a serious student and involved in several sports, so has not had a lot of free time. She will turn 19 not long after leaving for school, so I want to be realistic about her becoming sexually active. I have talked to her about birth control and she says it is not needed. I am thinking I will suggest she ask her doctor for a prescription for birth control when she has her physical this summer. My thinking is, if it is not necessary, she doesn't have to have it filled, but if and when the time comes, she will be prepared. I would rather her get advice from our trusted doctor than someone at a school clinic. How have you handled this situation? Any suggestions?