I had unprotected intercourse last October. Since then I have been worried that I could have an STD. I don't have any symptoms, but I know that doesn't mean I don't have one. Is there any way I can get a screening without my parents knowing, or do I just have to wait until I'm 18 hoping I don't have one?
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You do not need parental consent to get STI screenings. And anything you discuss with your doctor is confidential.
However, if you are on your parents' insurance, they may find out via insurance statements. You could call your insurance company and find out what shows up on the statements, exactly, so you'd know what to expect.
If you want to avoid that altogether, you can get STI screenings at clinics such as Planned Parenthood, where you can also get seen without insurance.
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