Quick Answer: Can I Get Birth Control Without Parents Knowing?

Can I get birth control without parental consent?

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.

Does Planned Parenthood have to tell your parents?

Teens are always welcome at any of our health centers. You can call your local health center to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online. Will my parents need to know I visited Planned Parenthood? Our health centers provide confidential services, so your parents do not have to know that you came.

Can you get the pill under 16 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.

Will my parents know if I get birth control with insurance?

Don’t be afraid to discuss birth control or sex with your doctor. Thanks to doctor–patient confidentiality, your doc can’t talk to your parents about these topics without your permission. The Pill is covered by most health insurance, but if you are on your parents’ plan, they may know if insurance pays for it.

Can I get birth control at 17?

In most states, teens are allowed to get birth control without their parents’ permission at their nearest Planned Parenthood health center or from their regular doctor or nurse.

Can a 13 year old get birth control?

A: Yes, recent studies report that 18 percent of teenage girls (age 13 to 18), or almost 1 in 5, are on the birth control pill. It’s more socially acceptable now than it was years ago to have a frank discussions with moms and daughters about birth control.

Does your doctor have to tell your parents?

Most health care providers keep their clients’ information confidential. Specific laws about what doctors have to tell your parents can vary from state to state. And for one reason or another, doctors can always decide to inform parents if they believe it is in the best interest of their patient.

Can you just walk into Planned Parenthood?

All of our services require an appointment. Walk-ins can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis. In order to ensure you are seen in a timely manner, an appointment can be made over the phone or online.

How expensive is an abortion?

Nationwide, the cost at health centers ranges from about $350 to $950 for abortion in the first trimester. The cost is usually more for a second-trimester abortion. Costs vary depending on how long you’ve been pregnant and where you go. Hospitals generally cost more.

Can a 14 year old see a doctor without parent?

You can also make and attend appointments on your own and the GP is legally obliged to keep anything you discuss private. If you are under 16 you can go to see a doctor without your parents or carer but you would need them to register you at your GP surgery so that you can book appointments.

Can you get free birth control?

There’s a good chance you can get low-cost or free birth control pills if you have health insurance. Most Planned Parenthood health centers accept Medicaid and other health insurance. And many charge less depending on your income. Contact your local Planned Parenthood health center for more information.

How much does the pill cost?

The Pill usually costs between $0–$50 a month, depending on the type. Many health and family planning clinics (such as Planned Parenthood) sell birth control pills for less. And birth control pills and doctor visits are covered by many health insurance plans.

Do you have to be 18 to go to Planned Parenthood?

If you have any questions, we’re here to help. Some minors (under the age of 18) will be required to obtain consent from a parent or guardian before receiving certain medical services (such as birth control, a cervical cancer screening, or a well-woman exam) at our health centers.

Will the abortion pill show up on insurance?

Your abortion may be free or low cost with health insurance, but some insurance plans don’t cover abortions. You can call your insurance provider directly to find out their policies. Some government health insurance plans in certain states (like Medicaid) cover abortion, but others do not.

Can I get STD tested without my parents knowing?

In most states, once you are 13, you can get checked and tested for STDs without a parent’s involvement. If you’re worried about insurance or have other reasons why you don’t want to see your family doctor or pediatrician, you can get tested for STDs at a health clinic like Planned Parenthood.

Does birth control make you thick?

It’s often a temporary side effect that’s due to fluid retention, not extra fat. A review of 44 studies showed no evidence that birth control pills caused weight gain in most women. And, as with other possible side effects of the pill, any weight gain is generally minimal and goes away within 2 to 3 months.

Can my boyfriend get me birth control?

Can my boyfriend, or someone else besides myself get me a prescription for the birth control? One exception to this is emergency contraception, aka the morning-after pill. Anyone 17 or older (male or female) can get that at a drugstore or health center without a prescription.

Can you buy birth control if you’re under 18?

Anyone 17 or older can buy Plan B One Step or Next Choice — the morning-after pill — over the counter at a drug store, Planned Parenthood health center, or another health clinic.