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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokeybear View Post
    That is because we are entering in to flu season.
    And its predicted to be bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skye Baby View Post
    I think you are talking about two different people here I never said I was a 'control freak' and the Doctor wanted to talk to her alone about her eating disorder I don't know where the sex things came into it. I am ok with her talking alone, this is not the first health professional we have seen in relation to this it has been going on for years.
    Anyway I have spoken with my dd and she likes this GP and feels she has made a connection with her, she will often not reveal the truth as to what is going on. She has an eating disorder and she has lied to doctors and health professionals in the past when she is not comfortable, she is good at telling them what they want to hear or completely avoiding certain topics.
    I have told dd if she wants me to stay when I am asked to to speak up and I will stay. I also discussed making informed decisions.
    Glad to hear your DD likes the GP. Thats the most important part out of this - especially if she has issues that mean she really needs to find a GP she trusts.

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    This article from the RACGP is really interesting discussing the concept of the 'mature minor'
    http://www.racgp.org.au/download/doc...201103bird.pdf
    In SA the Consent to Medical Treatment Act has the age of consent at age 16. I think in most situations medical practitioners would feel legally comfortable providing treatment without parental consent to those aged 16 and even younger if the common law principles in the RACGP article are met.
    16 year olds have enormous rights and responsibilities in society at that age now. Bodily autonomy and decision making power over health care seems a logical and sensible extension of that to me. I certainly accessed health services from age 14 and would have been mortified to have my parents involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skye Baby View Post
    That's right I do know my daughters medical history and she has had reactions to immunisation before that have required trips to a&e. We were going to a party out bush that night and my daughter was doing a show as she plays guitar and sings. So I would have preferred we did it the following week In case of a reaction that could have happend in the middle of nowhere and prevented her from playing.

    I am ok with her talking privately with the GP but I need to know about medications as my dd has suffered some brain damage and forgets a lot of things.

    The age of consent for sex is 17 in Tasmania. I have taken my daughter to the GP before for the birth control pill or the implant. we decided that we would trail the mini pill as she suffers from a typical migrains and the pill could affect them. Anyway she is happy to talk to me about that kind of stuff so I
    You say she's suffered brain damage and forgets a lot of things, would the law see this in a way that you will maintain control to make decisions for her even as an adult? If not then I think you are allowed to be annoyed but it still doesn't mean the GP was in the wrong and you should have been consulted. My sister has an intellectual disability but 'not enough' in the sense that my parents are given the right to make her medical decisions for her. They are involved in them but that is because my sister lets them be, not because the doctor's or the law owes it to them.

    My sister is now in her 40s, my parents goal her whole life is to get her to a point to be able to confidently make medical and financial decisions without their help so that she is as independent as possible when they pass away.

    If you have been able to make yourself comfortable with your daughter taking birth control and that she may be/become sexually active then you should try to become comfortable with the fact that consenting to a flu shot at her age is perfectly reasonable.

    ETA: s3x came into the conversation as people were using it as an example for age of consent for decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skye Baby View Post
    I think you are talking about two different people here I never said I was a 'control freak' and the Doctor wanted to talk to her alone about her eating disorder I don't know where the sex things came into it. I am ok with her talking alone, this is not the first health professional we have seen in relation to this it has been going on for years.
    Anyway I have spoken with my dd and she likes this GP and feels she has made a connection with her, she will often not reveal the truth as to what is going on. She has an eating disorder and she has lied to doctors and health professionals in the past when she is not comfortable, she is good at telling them what they want to hear or completely avoiding certain topics.
    I have told dd if she wants me to stay when I am asked to to speak up and I will stay. I also discussed making informed decisions.
    I'm sorry OP, I think most of it is directed at me, people kept quoting what I said so I kept answering, and it went completely off topic.
    I didn't agree with everyone so everything I said was scrutinised and twisted, obviously it's hard to read tone so sometimes things are taken differently to what you've meant. Whatever.
    Hope it all worked out well for you and DD in the end.

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    In response to the OP. No I wouldn't have been annoyed. My daughter will be well aware of her medical history and we all fully vax anyway. If anything I would be more annoyed if she refused to get it lol
    I don't think the GP was trying to be sneaky or anything, they were just trying to fulfil their duty of care towards your daughter who is asthmatic coming into flu season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    I don't think the GP was trying to be sneaky or anything, they were just trying to fulfil their duty of care towards your daughter who is asthmatic coming into flu season.
    Also, also since OP brought up the asthma and her daughter is considered old enough to consent for a flu vax I suspect the GP thought she was both fulfilling the mums wishes and her duty of care to her patient.

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    Hm my oldest child is 6, so I'm really only going on memory of myself at 16 - and I think it's reasonable that a 16 year old is able to make their own medical decisions, based on their own informed consent. Someone mentioned the doctor making the decision for the child - the whole purpose of the age of consent is that there is a recognition that the child is old enough to make their own decisions, no-one is making the choice for them - the doctor informs, the patient decides. I would only be annoyed if I felt my child wasnt informed properly.

    As for blindly trusting a GP - I have an awesome GP who I sadly feel will likely be retired by the time my kids are teens. But I would trust her 100% with providing medical care for my kids - we have a great dr-patient relationship, she knows how I feel about different medical procedures and we are always on the same page - so I know she would do what's best for my child. I wouldnt trust every GP so implicitly, but that's why I do love having a good old fashioned family doctor, at a small surgery where all the patient info has been known. A trusting relationship with a GP who knows you well is just so valuable.

    As for s$x... I would love if my DD's are comfortable enough to come and ask me about birth control etc, and I would hope that they will. But I am also a realist, so I think if my DD went to the GP without me to arrange contraception, I would be glad she was being responsible taking charge of her own health care - it's such an important part of growing up. There was no way I could ever talk to my parents about s$x - so even though i plan to keep open and honest conversation with my kids, I dont know what's reasonable to expect them to tell me. I remember a thread on BH ages ago asking who told their mum when they first had s$x. It was literally only very very few (I think only one or two?) people who told their mum when they first had s$x - even people who said they had a great and opem relationship with their mums didn't tell their mum when they started having s$x. So I would completely understand if my child is embarrassed to talk to me about s$x and sorts out her own contraception without me present.

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