How can a young person tell a parent about a possible pregnancy, and why might the possibility of that conversation be a good indicator a talk with a parent is needed anyway?
How can you tell Mom you’ve become a sexual adult without disappointing her? How can you ask her for birth control? How can you disclose being sexually active? And is it okay to use her sex toy eithout asking?
Working in the global reproductive health arena, I think about the profound grief my own mother experienced having lost a child and then about the millions of women around the world who face this sort of grief as a part of their daily lives because they lack access to reproductive health care. But we can make a change this Mother’s Day.
After reading the New York Times Modern Love column each Sunday, I am reminded of why I love to write. But this week’s post made me think more about its content than the storytelling.