I am a 17-year-old girl, and I have had a regular sex life for a few months

Lately I have been thinking about taking contraceptive pills, but I need your advice in this matter. I have read it several times that it is not recommended at my age due to its side effects and the worse chances of becoming pregnant later. Yet others recommend it with peace of mind. What would you recommend?

You must think it over how long you will take the pills, and whether it is a “must”. If you could solve contraception using condoms, then I think you should still wait before taking pills. You are young, your body is still growing, you shouldn’t interrupt it by taking pills. It is true that pills can be prescribed for even 15 or 16-year-olds, but primarily for those who are likely not to use any other form of contraception, and expressly insist on the pills. Since contraceptive pills are better than an unwanted pregnancy, I think you should wait.