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poppyseed
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Okay so I'm interested in getting the pill for additional protection against pregnancy along with condoms. But, my parents wouldn't approve of me using birth control for many personal reasons. The thing is I'm 19 so I'm allowed to obtain birth control without their consent right? I've been reading from this site with the helpful links provided (: & I'm just curious as what I would have to do to get birth control and how to make sure my parents don't find out.

If I go to planned parenthood, I can't use my insurance to pay for it because my parents would find out.

So are prices a lot more expensive without health insurance? Also, my regular doctor that I see, would they know via planned parenthood that they've given me the pill?

I think I covered most of my questions. Thanks for the help !

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Heather
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With Planned Parenthood, prices are on a sliding scale fee, based on your income. And yes, you do not need your parent's consent for anything: you're a legal adult.

Your regular doctor will not know you went to PP, but even if they did, your health information is protected, all the more so as someone over 18. Your doctor is not allowed to share ANY information about your health now with your parents unless you give permission. That's important to know because any doctor you see would know what medications you're taking: keeping that information from them isn't advised if you want them to be able to do a good job.

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ana123
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Everything Heather said is correct but I thought I'd respond and tell you that I have an appointment with Planned Parenthood on Friday to get birth control. I'll post again after the appointment with details. If any one else has received birth control from Planned Parenthood could you post your experiences? Thanks!
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poppyseed
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Ah yes that would be awesome if you could post back because I made an appointment too and I just posted about it!
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