Originally Posted by CloserToTheClouds
It's not really that easy. Are you going to personally remind every girl to take their birth control every night? Not remembering doesn't mean you aren't responsible. I personally know how hard it can be, and sometimes it IS unavoidable. And it's not just about having sex while antibiotics, once the birth control isn't working because of that it takes time for it to work fully again. Teenagers tend to be impatient, and most of the time sex isn't planned. They might not be thinking about what other medicine they're taking.
I've never gotten the whole pill skipping thing. If you follow the directions and take it at the same time every day I don't see how you could forget. I take mine at 7 every morning with my other medication, and I pretty much always go back to sleep after. I just get up for two seconds take the pill and go back to sleep. I don't see why it's that hard to remember. If it matters, and if you are sexually active it certainly does, then you take a little effort. So personally I think that if you don't take the time to make a plan about when to take your pill so you never forget then you probably aren't responsible enough for sex.