Sunday, August 19, 2007

Call for help from the blogosphere: Help a 17-year-old girl in Kansas City get medical care


She's acquired transportation on her own, it seems. All it took was a few hours of A. on the phone brainstorming her options with her, as well as stressing the importance of getting medical care. She's perfectly internet savvy, but he needed to get her step-by-step directions from her school to the closest Planned Parenthood, for instance. She needed to get her priorities straight. It also seems that he's convinced her she should be on contraception longer-term, which while I know doesn't solve all problems (e.g. STDs) but should help prevent future scares to some degree.

This request is urgent as time is of the essence.

My husband, A., is an avid player of MMPORGs. He is also an excellent listener, and people, especially teenagers, seem to really open up to him. He has become good friends with one particular 17-year-old girl who lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

She had unprotected sex last night. A. has spent some time talking to her over the last few hours. He's managed to get the conversation moving from self-slut-shaming to the need to do something.

She needs to get appropriate medical care. But she needs non-judgemental support and a ride to the clinic.
The only time she can make it is tomorrow (Monday) after school. Her school ends at 3pm. It's about a 20-minute drive from her school to the local Planned Parenthood clinic.

Also helpful would be someone willing to buy Plan B and drop it off at her house tonight.

Anyone who can help us with this situation would be greatly appreciated. You can leave a comment here or email me:


Anonymous said...

Dr. Confused said...

Thanks anonymous, but emergency kindness has been shut down. Details are at