Can a 17 year old get birth control without parents knowing?

Can I get birth control without anyone finding out? Yes. You do not need permission from a parent or guardian to get birth control. In fact, it is unethical and illegal for clinic workers or health care providers to tell your parents/guardians you were even at the clinic.

How old do you have to be to get the pill without parents?

Contraception services are free and confidential, including for people under 16 years old. This means the doctor or nurse won’t tell your parents or anyone else, as long as they believe you’re mature enough to understand the information and decisions involved.

Can you go on birth control without your parents knowing?

In general, parental permission is not needed for prescription methods of birth control like the pill. However, there may be certain locations where, for one reason or another, a health care provider will require parental permission. Check with your provider about her or his policy.

Can a 15 year old get the pill without parental consent?

A doctor or other health professional can provide contraceptive advice and treatment to those under 16, without parental consent, in certain circumstances. Doctors and other health professionals must try to obtain a young person’s consent to involve their parents before providing contraceptive advice or treatment.

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Can a 12 year old take birth control?

You can rest assured that your daughter is not too young to start birth control pills to help regulate her periods. Also, there should not be any long-term repercussions from using this medication.

Can I buy birth control over the counter?

As of now, the only available over-the-counter birth control pills are for emergency contraception. You need a doctor’s prescription to get birth control pills (either progestin-only pills, combination pills, or extended cycle pills).

Which birth control makes you not have a period?

Lybrel is a no-period birth control pill. It is the first low dose birth control pill designed to be taken 365 days, without a placebo or pill-free interval. Seasonale has 12 weeks of estrogen/progestin pills, followed by 7 days of no-hormone pills — which means 4 menstrual periods a year.

What age should you start taking birth control?

A: Age 16 tends to the most common age to start birth control as it allows a young woman to be established in her cycle before potentially disrupting it.

Can doctors refuse to give you birth control?

Under the Trump-Pence administration’s refusal policies, health care workers in the U.S. and around the globe can deny patients services like birth control, abortion, sterilization, hormone therapy, and HPV vaccines. There are no protections for patients, not even in an emergency.

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