Alicat- you never took the placebo pills and didn't get your period? I'm on the pill and haven't taken the sugar pills for a while and I still get it. I wonder if it was all related to your blood type.
Anyway that's really scary about what happened to you. Goes to show doctors don't know everything. I'm glad you're ok.
My mom got pregnant with me when she was 15 and at that time it wasn't a very common thing. The thing was she wanted to have a baby because she grew up in a chaotic household and felt if she had a baby it would be someone to love and have loved her back.
Because she had actually been there she was always honest and open with me about sex and wanted me to make smarter choices than she had. She had told me that when I was ready for sex to tell her and she'd get me on birth control. She also stated that she'd rather me not have sex but she'd rather me be honest and be on some protection rather than sneaking around and getting pregnant.
I think if a lot more parents where honest and open with their childern about sex(as hard as it may be) it could help prevent a lot of this nonsense and teenage pregnancy.
Plus too in school they have sex ed and they do cover a lot about STD's, pregnancy, birth control, sex, drugs but they never mentioned anything what you can do or where to go if you do become pregnant. Or at least not when I was there. If they were to let young girls know about planned parenthood or other places where they can get help then they'd spread the message a little further.