My parents are TOTALLY against birth control, but I feel like I should have it just to be safe in case anything does happen. There is no way I could ever talk to them about getting birth control. So I made an appointment at Planned Parenthood to get an exam in order to get birth control. I thought this would be confidential, however, one of my friends who went to Planned Parenthood to get the Plan B pill ended up getting a letter from Planned Parenthood in the mail because she filled out the form with her address on it. Is there anyway I can prevent planned parenthood from sending anything to my house? Also, they said all I needed to bring was proof of insurance...will I need to pay up front for any other fees when I go to my appointment or will my insurance cover it?
If you talk to Planned Parenthood about confidentiality, you will be fine. If they call you, they will use code names like it's "sally" or "bill" or something similar so your parents don't know if they answer.
Also, just as a warning, if you use an insurance that your parents use too, chances are it is going to be written on your insurance bill.
Perhaps to avoid an awkward encounter you could tell your mom that your periods are really heavy, irregular, and painful and you would like to get on the pill because it makes your period more regular and less painful. She doesn't have to know the real reason why.
Good for you for wanting to be protected, though. That is wonderful