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Birth Control Parent
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 more
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
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
Depends on age: This depends on your age and the state you live. Planned parenthood is a good place to start. It is usually best to discuss these things with your parents. They may not like it but they will want to prevent being grandparents. ...Read more
No: Unless you tell them you are taking them, there's no chance for them to know. Nothing in your would give you out to them. ...Read more
Depends: Texas is an exemption state where minors can seek out treatment for STD's or birth control without parental consent or notification. That said, if you seek care with your regular doc, your parents have legal access to what's written in the docs records until you are 18. If the visit goes through the parents insurance they would get notice it was used. You may want to go to Planned parenthood. ...Read more
Yes: You are 32 years old. You don't need your parents permission. ...Read more
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 more
I am a young teen I have been pregnant 2 times and I have had one abortion and a miscarige how could I get on birth control without my parents knowing?
Abstinence is ideal,: But if you continue to be sexually active, call Planned Parenthood of Kansas & mid-Missouri at 1-800-230-PLAN for an appointment. I'm surprised you were not offered testing for STD's & birth control options at the time of your medical termination. PPKM will encourage you to involve at least one parent, but they will follow KS law on your right to confidential medical care. Be safe & healthy. ...Read more
Can I get birth control without my parents? Specifically the birth control called yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)
I need birth control but my parents are against and I can't talk to my doctor I am 18 I have painful periods and I'm about to be sexually active I am way to busy to go to a clinic What do I do?
Adult decisions: At 18, you are an able adult, and can make your own health decisions. Part of adulthood is managing your time and health. Unless you are prepared to take care of a potential pregnancy, you will need to make the time to make a proper appointment to discuss your birth control options with a gynecologist or family practitioner. Best wishes ...Read more
Could you get pregnant while bleeding with no birth control or condom use.? Parents are twins so is grandmother on father side. Could I have twins?
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
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
Unsure about Canada: In California, sexual issues are confidential, so parents get to know only if the child tells the parents. A great way to prevent pregnancy and STD's is using a condom every time. Here, teens have easy access to condoms. Birth control pills need a prescription, but a girl can add condom-use to prevent smelly vaginal discharges and prevent STD's. Also, oral sex by itself doesn't cause pregnancy. ...Read more
No to 1, Yes to 2: All birth control is by prescription only (except condoms! Don't forget to use condoms!) virtually all states allow for minors (women under 18 years old) to seek health care confidentially (without telling your parents). However, the specific age limits vary by state, typically somewhere between 13 and 16 years old. Call your local health department to find out more. ...Read more
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 more
Unknown: I'm sure it varies by country, I don't know but hopefully someone does. ...Read more
Use the Internet: I would either use the internet or the local department of health to find an answer to this question. ...Read more
What is the best type of birth control pill I should get? I'm fifteen and I need something I can get without a parent's consent.
Refer to OB/GYN: The best place to seek an answer to this very important questions would be from your family doctor (pediatrician, family medicine, or internist). They will have up to date knowledge of the law and the birth control pill that's best for you. Many teenagers are using birth control pills for regulating their menses so information should be available. ...Read more
I'm wondering if birth control will work and wait or should I keep pushing to have surgery on my parents to remove the cyst?
It depends: There are ovarian cysts that will go away over time, and others that are more serious and need surgery. Birth control pills prevent many types of cysts, and thus can be helpful in preventing cysts. It sounds as if your dr thought your cyst had a good chance of going away, and so you should wait. Often surgery can be avoided. ...Read more
Is there a birth control that is the bare minimum of protection? Like lower than low dose? My parents said I can still get pregnant on my bc easily?
Risky!: Below a certain level, the hormones which prevent the pregnancy (which happens in a number of different ways depending on the hormonal tx being used), are not going to work. This is very risky. It's not like the result if you get "too low" is a runny nose or rash. It is a human being and a pregnancy. You are an adult at 19 and need to get properly informed about pregnancy prevention. Do it right. ...Read more
Yes...but...: The rules of patient confidentiality do protect the young adult (18+) from transferring this information to the parents without written permission. However, if they are on the parents insurance plan, the parent would likely get the insurance EOB-explanation of benefits which details the date of any visit and basic information on why charges were incurred. ...Read more
Is there anyway I can get birth control pills without going to a clinic & without my parents finding out I can't go secretly cause they will find out?
It's confidential: You will need a prescription for birth control pills. Your parents need not know unless you have them send the bill to them. Consider planned parenthood. They will provide basic care and will be able to work with you on the cost to keep it private. ...Read more
I need to know how to get birth control pills for free or cheap without my parents knowing. I'm 18 and insured by illinois bluecross blueshield hmo.
health department: If your insurance is paid for by your parents and you file a claim for the medication at the pharmacy, chances are they will receive an explanation of benefits listing the medications purchased. I don't advise keeping secrets from your parents. Sexual activity is part of life and should not be taboo. An honest discussion with your parents is probably better. ...Read more
Can a doctor tell my parents im not a virgin? I am going to my doctor thursday to be put on birth control, of course im going to tell my doctor im sexually active but is she allowed to, by law, tell my parents? I don't want my boyfriend getting into troub
Congratulations...: ...on being responsible and mature about this! Depending on your age, your doctor may or may not need your parents' permission. Even if not legally required, if you're covered by their health insurance, your parents may learn you were seen and might ask you about it. I suggest you call the doctor's office ahead of time. If done before you're actually seen, I'm sure they won't spill the beans. ...Read more
If I'm a teen and wanting to be put on birth control for sexual reasons and regulating periods, what can my gyno doctor disclose to my parents?
Usually what you: Allow them to tell your parents.Get a more detailed answer ›
Any other pills like birth control for a 16 year old girl? Pills that regulate my period for a 16 year old girl a parent would approve of me taking?
Birth control: Pills that regulate cycles also regulate reproduction. (Isn't that the purpose of the cycles?) The only difference would be the purpose for which you take the medication. I am not sure what your parents would approve of. Maybe you should talk with them about your issues. ...Read more
Worried teen that doesn't want to talk to there parents. Thinks she could be pregnant. Hey so I have recently (friday) just had sex. I am on birth control and the way it works I am supposed to be on my period this week (yesterday) but it has just lightly
First of all, good for you for using birth control! depending on the method and how well it is being used, many methods protect more than 90% of the time. However, there is always a small chance of pregnancy with any form of birth control (even getting your tubes tied isn't a guarantee!). You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come.
That being said, there are many reasons for a woman to miss her period: stress, diet, weight loss, excessive exercise, or even a hormone imbalance such as a thyroid disorder or polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you are pregnant, or if you continue to have irregular periods, you should give your doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more
Many options: There are many options available for effective contraception. The best method for you depends on your age, medical history, your contraceptive goals (long term or short term), previous forms of contraception and why you discontinued them, etc. Speak to your local gyn, they will be glad to discuss your options with you. ...Read more
Safer than Pregnancy: Since the birth control method is not specifed in the queston. In general, if a patient does not have contraindications to a specific method of birth control, all methods are considered safer than pregnancy, which has a higher risk of complications and mortality (death) rate). ...Read more