I'm under 18 and would like to be on birth control, but I'm not really sure how to go about it..
Before anyone suggests, I've tried planned pregnancy, but there isn't an office anywhere near me.
Any help?
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replied March 23rd, 2009
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It would help to know what state/country you're in because it varies from place to place.
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replied March 23rd, 2009
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You mean Planned Parenthood?

You can go to your regular doctor. You don't need parental consent for birth control and your doctor cannot tell your parents. If you are having sex, you should also consider a pelvic exam and std check-- some doctors will want to do this before giving birth control anyways.

Wherever you decide to go, make sure you decide how the clinic will be able to contact you and how you are going to pay for everything. If you're going under your parents insurance ask if the bills will alert your parents about your birth control and what steps can be taken to prevent that-- if you can, I'd pay with cash.
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replied March 24th, 2009
I'm in North Georgia.

Yeah, Planned Parenthood, I don't have a regular doctor and no insurance..
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replied March 24th, 2009
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Try going here and type in your zip code to see if you have any Title X clinics close by. If you're in a small town or area, you'll have to look for one close by.

But again, Georgia doesn't have any restrictions on minors. You should be able to go to any clinic. If you ask for them not to tell your parents then they can't. You just need to make sure things like billing and how they can contact you is all figured out.
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