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Can a 16 yr old get a drug prescribed to her without parents knowing?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on state
In at least some states a 16yo can go to a clinic for std or birth control related concerns & be treated without parental input or notification.
The reasoning behind this is a public health one. It is better to treat the teen & stop the spread of disease than have her hide the problem & possibly go sterile in the process.

In brief: Depends on state
In at least some states a 16yo can go to a clinic for std or birth control related concerns & be treated without parental input or notification.
The reasoning behind this is a public health one. It is better to treat the teen & stop the spread of disease than have her hide the problem & possibly go sterile in the process.
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