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Birth Control Without Letting Parents Know
Hard to say: You don't list your age or situation. If you are under 18 or are on their insurance they will see the insurance paperwork which lists why you went in and meds prescribed. If over 18, you can exclude them from directly accessing your medical information but the insurance paperwork remains a problem.Many cities have a planned parenthood or similar clinic that you can access without parental involvem ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Absolutely: I'm glad you're taking charge of this aspect of your life, and behaving responsibly. Many other teenaged girls are in your situation, and your privacy is totally protected. Not all parents are reasonable. Be very sure they do not find out until you emancipate. ...Read more
Make the phone call: In the USA, you have an absolute right to get birth control from your physician without your parents being told. Most parents won't have a problem and be glad you're using birth control. Some will have a total meltdown over it. Your physician is your guide. Best wishes. ...Read more
State rules: Most states permit minors access to sexually related treatments.This includes birth control,STD related evaluation and treatment. How you access this will depend on where you live and available clinics.Planned Parenthood and similar facilities can do so without parental input. If you went to your regular doc under age 18, treatment is still at your parents consent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Isnt natural family planning just another method of birth control for those who say they are "against" birth control?
Teen birth control: In many states yes. In pennsylvania there is a law that allows minor to get birth control without their parents consent. I encourage teens to talk openly with their parents about sex. Some teens cannot for a variety of reasons and it is important for them to be able to take care of themselves with respect to all parts of their health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Isnt natural family planning just another form of birth control for people who want to say they are not using birth control for religious reasons?
Daily administration: Take daily and don't miss any. If you don't want to be pregnant consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant or IUD so that you don't have to remember to take a birth control pill. Easy to place and fewer side effects as well because they provide a sustained release of hormones at a low dose, so they're also very safe. ...Read more
I love my birth control <3 no lie! i'm not sexually active though so are there bad things about birth control ?
Minor consenting: In most communities throughout the US, teens can consent for family planning. Planned parenthood and other family planning clinics will see teens without parents. They do not bill family's insurance. The issue is whether or not parent's insurance will be billed alerting the parents to family planning services being utilized. So many teens will not see their regular provider for family planning . ...Read more
A month: Use backup protection until you have been on your oral contraceptives for a month. ...Read more
Limited options: I am assuming you mean stop your periods generally rather than a specific period (which is not really practical) and by birth control you mean the pill. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can decrease your periods, and the drug Lysteda has limited usefulness. Your best bet is an endometrial ablation which, using various techniques, will burn out the lining of your uterus and largely eliminate the period. ...Read more
Is there any other way to regulate my period without taking birth control? Age 18
birth control pill used: sprintec
If : If you mean anything other than birth control pills, then yes there are other options. The NuvaRing is a good birth control method that can help regulate your periods. The ring is inserted at the start of you cycle, it stays in for three weeks, then is out for the last week. If you meant a natural method, then unfortunately there is nothing you can do other than maintain a healthy weight. Best of luck. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor can give you a prescription that you then fill as a cash pay patient at a discount pharmacy or one with a low cost formulary (krogers sells most pills for 9$/month). Or you can go to planned parenthood. ...Read more
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