‘Teen Mom’ Star Amber’s Daughter Leah Talks Birth Control

Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley are normalizing discussions about intercourse — and contraception — for his or her 14-year-old daughter, Leah.

On the Wednesday, August 23, episode of Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter, Leah spoke candidly along with her dad about occurring contraception to control her interval after visiting the physician. Gary, for his half, talked to spouse Kristina Shirley and ex Amber, 33, about Leah’s resolution.

“[The doctor] defined to me, find out how to, like, take it,” Leah instructed Gary, 36, of their dialog, which Gary later instructed Amber that Leah was OK with filming. “She gave me an entire speak about all the pieces.”

After Gary confirmed together with his eldest daughter that she was not but desirous about having intercourse, he bought actual with Leah about what it was like for him and her mother when Amber bought pregnant at 17. (Amber and Gary welcomed Leah in November 2008.)

Noting that Amber had already dropped out of college earlier than she bought pregnant, Leah requested her dad, “So I didn’t mess something up?” Gary reassured her that if anybody “mess[ed] something up” it was him and Amber — not Leah.

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“I can shield you higher if I do know extra,” he added, encouraging Leah to speak to him sooner or later about her courting life.

“Nicely, I’d positively go speak to Kristina first. It simply is sensible ‘trigger she’s a lady and doubtless understands extra issues from the standpoint I’ve,” she responded, laughing: “After which we’d in all probability discover a method to let you know.”

Amber, for her half, agreed with Leah’s resolution when Gary referred to as to inform her the information.

“I want my mother would’ve thought of that after I was like, laying on the ground cramping and dying [from my period] at that age,” she mentioned.

In a confessional, Amber defined that she “really feel[s] higher” that Leah will probably be on contraception. “She’s good and she or he understands … what intercourse is and to attend,” Amber famous, voicing her pleasure that it doesn’t look like Leah will comply with in her footsteps.

“For me, being a younger, teenage mother, the statistic is normally that it’ll occur to your kids,” Amber mentioned. Gary, for his half, instructed his ex that he was “glad [Leah] gained’t be like us.”

Amber and Leah have had a troublesome relationship through the years attributable to Amber’s psychological well being struggles, substance abuse points and jail stint.

Throughout a February episode of Teen Mother Household Reunion, Amber confessed that her periodic absences from Leah’s life wasn’t the perfect factor for her daughter. “I used to be not doing all the pieces that I may with Leah. Now, a lot has modified,” she revealed. “Again within the day I assumed staying away was the perfect factor to do for Leah and it truly simply utterly backfired a pair years later.”

Amber — who misplaced custody of 5-year-old son James in 2022 — added: “There may be nothing that I’ll ever be capable of do to repair any of that stuff however I simply should maintain going.”