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Tric3727
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I wanted to know if I would be able to visit a clinic without any of my medical information because I think I have an infection and I dont want my mother to know.

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JaneJackson1989
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whe i went to the family planning clinic they jut needed me to tell them about my medical history, i dot think you need anything formal
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You know, infections happen to everyone, regardless of whether they're sexually active. So there's no reason to keep this from your mother. Just ask to make an appointment with your GP or gyn.

If you absolutely cannot tell your mother, then yes: you'd be able to just make an appointment with a clinic (PP or similar) without bringing in any of your medical info.

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Johanna
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Johann7
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You should look through this section if you haven't already. It covers common STIs and ways to minimize your risk of exposure in the future.

The laws governing what information clinics are required to collect vary by state (and may vary by county, municipality, etc.). Your local Planned Parenthood will be able to tell you what information they need if you call (and you can make an appointment at the same time). You can find the phone numbers, locations, and services offered near you with the zip-code search on their website (you can even make an appointment from there). They will do everything they can (and have been successful so far) to keep your medical information, including any records of your visit, private and confidential.

But even if there is a chance your mother will find out, you should be screened if you suspect that you have contracted an STI - and remember to have a second screening six months after the first even if the first one comes back negative.

Best wishes.

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