Go Get It

It’s a good idea to tell your parent or caregiver if you need to go to the clinic to get birth control or for any STI testing. But if you feel you can’t talk to them, you may be able to get many services without their permission or consent.

Select your state below and check out if parental consent is required where you live.

Alabama

Birth Control Services: If you are 14 or older you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Alaska

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Arizona

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Arkansas

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

California

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get abortion but this policy is currently not in effect.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Colorado

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Connecticut

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Abortion services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission but you need a legal counsel to get adoption services.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Delaware

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services but your health care provider may inform your parents.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

District of Columbia

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Florida

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Georgia

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Hawaii

Birth Control Services: If you are 14 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services, but your health care provider may inform your parents.

STI Services: If you are 14 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 14 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Idaho

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 14 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Illinois

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Indiana

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Iowa

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Kansas

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Kentucky

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services, but your health care provider may inform your parents.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care, but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission but you need a legal counsel to get adoption services.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Louisiana

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Maine

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you do not need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Maryland

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services, but your health care provider may inform your parents.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care, but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Massachusetts

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Michigan

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Minnesota

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services but your health care provider may inform your parents.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Mississippi

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Missouri

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care, but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission but you need a legal counsel to get adoption services.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Montana

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services but your health care provider may inform your parents.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get abortion but this policy is currently not in effect.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission but you need a legal counsel to get adoption services.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Nebraska

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Nevada

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services but this policy is currently not in effect.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

New Hampshire

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 14 or older you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, a court may require your parent’s permission to get access to these services.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

New Jersey

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services but this policy is currently not in effect.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

New Mexico

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get abortion but this policy is currently not in effect.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

New York

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

North Carolina

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

North Dakota

Birth Control Services: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

STI Services: If you are 14 or older you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care in the first trimester, nor for the first visit after the first trimester of your pregnancy but your healthcare provider may inform your parents.
You will need your parent’s permission for all other visits.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Ohio

Birth Control Services: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Oklahoma

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission and at least one of your parents must be notified to get abortion.

Adoption: If you are 14 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Oregon

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services but your health care provider may inform your parents.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 15 or older you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Pennsylvania

Birth Control Services: If you are 14 or older you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger at least one of your parents must be notified to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Rhode Island

Birth Control Services: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

South Carolina

Birth Control Services: If you are a mature minor 15 and younger or 16 or older you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are a mature minor 15 and younger or 16 or older you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are a mature minor 15 and younger or 16 or older you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

South Dakota

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Tennessee

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Texas

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs , but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care but your health care provider may inform your parents.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission and at least one of your parents must be notified to get abortion.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Utah

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission and at least one of your parents must be notified to get abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Vermont

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Virginia

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission and at least one of your parents must be notified to get abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are a young mother, 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get medical services for your child.

Washington

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 14 or older you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission but you need a legal counsel to get adoption services.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

West Virginia

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 12 or older, with health issues, married, pregnant, or considered mature you do not need your parent’s permission to get prenatal care.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger at least one of your parents must be notified prior to receiving abortion services.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Wisconsin

Birth Control Services: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission to get an abortion.

Adoption: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Wyoming

Birth Control Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get birth control services.

STI Services: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to get tested, treated, and counseled for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STIs.

Prenatal Care: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Abortion services: If you are 17 or younger, you need your parent’s permission and at least one of your parents must be notified to get abortion.

Adoption: If you are 12 or older, you do not need your parent’s permission to access these services in your state.

Medical Care for Minor’s Child: If you are 17 or younger, there are no specific laws concerning your access to these services in your state.

Source:
An Overview of Minor’s Consent Laws. Guttmacher Institute
(Rev 6/1/2015)

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