Quick Answer: Can My Parents Find Out I’M On Birth Control?

Why is birth control not over the counter?

Some health care practitioners are leery of making oral contraceptives OTC, citing safety concerns.

ACOG’s Committee on Gynecologic Practice believes any safety concerns are not great enough to deter reclassification of oral contraceptives to OTC..

Can my parents find out I’m on birth control?

Basically, your parents can get some basic information about any activity that happens using their insurance. Since birth control (other than condoms) requires a prescription or office visit, you won’t be able to go under the radar and use their insurance for the visit or to pick up the prescription.

What is the age limit for Planned Parenthood?

21 years oldAll services you receive at PPHP always are kept confidential. If I’m under 21, can I still apply on my own? Yes. Anyone under 21 years old can apply for this program on their own.

Can you go on the pill at 14?

The pill is usually prescribed to women over the age of 16. However, in some cases doctors and nurses can prescribe the pill to women under the age of 16, if they feel that it is appropriate. NHS sexual health services are free and confidential and your doctor or nurse can help you choose a contraceptive.

Should I shave before gyno visit?

It’s not necessary to shave or wax around the vagina before your first visit to a gynecologist. You will want to be clean though, so be sure to shower that day, using a gentle soap to maintain proper vaginal hygiene.

Do doctors ask if you are sexually active in front of your parents?

This means that your doctor should not tell your parents that you’re sexually active, even if you’re a minor (under 18 years old and not yet a legal adult). In most states, many sexual health services (like birth control and STI testing) are confidential for minors.

Can I go to the gyno without my parents knowing?

Yep, you can totally visit a doctor without your mother. At most Planned Parenthood health centers, you can see a doctor or nurse without your parents, and the same goes for lots of other OB/GYN offices. When you call to make an appointment, the best thing to do is ask about that particular doctor’s privacy policies.

Can I buy birth control pills over the counter?

As of now, the only available over-the-counter birth control pills are for emergency contraception. You need a doctor’s prescription to get birth control pills (either progestin-only pills, combination pills, or extended cycle pills).

Can a 12 year old go on birth control?

You can rest assured that your daughter is not too young to start birth control pills to help regulate her periods. Also, there should not be any long-term repercussions from using this medication.

Where can I get birth control pills without seeing a doctor?

Call your pharmacy: Check if they have a specially trained or licensed pharmacist who can prescribe birth control. If not, you may have to call around or use this tool to find a pharmacy near you that provides the prescription service.

Can I buy birth control pills at CVS?

Who is eligible for a consultation and prescription for birth control prescribed by a CVS pharmacist? Every patient who is 18 and older is eligible for a consultation with a CVS pharmacist.

Can you go on birth control without your parents knowing?

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. The agreement to keep your visit private is called a confidentiality agreement.

Can a 13 year old be on 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 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 a gynecologist know if your a virgin?

First, we want to reassure you that your gynecologist can NOT tell whether you’ve had sex, even during a pelvic (sometimes called gynecological) exam.