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Hackensack, NJ
A 17-year-old female asked:

If i visit a gynecologist because i think i've had a miscarriage does my mom need to know about it? i'm 17 and she needs to come with me

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Dr. Frank Butera
Pediatrics 45 years experience
No: Although a parent needs to accompany children under 18 to doctor visits, one exception is for treatment related to sexual activity. The physician is prevented by law from sharing what happens during your visit with anyone without your consent.

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Last updated May 19, 2016

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