If you go to a private doctor or physician, then you need to ask them about their confidentiality rules when you are making the appointment.
We want you to be informed because being a “minor” affects your right to information and services. Keep in mind that these laws may be different for you if you are legally considered an emancipated minor, pregnant minor, minor living apart or married minor. 17 In the eyes of the law, teenagers of certain ages cannot consent or agree to sex until they reach a specific age.
This is called the “age of consent.” These laws are meant to protect minors from being manipulated or forced into sex with older people. Pharmacist Provision of Emergency Contraception to Women Without a Doctor’s Prescription.
All other minors must get a parent’s permission to receive a prescription.
(Interesting fact: Texas prohibits state funds for going towards minors’ access to contraceptive services) If you go to a Title X clinic, your appointment will be completely confidential, including your billing and your records.
HAVE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW BEEN CHARGED WITH STATUTORY RAPE? In the eyes of the law, it makes no difference if the victim consents to sexual activity because they are below the appropriate age of consent.