Is my doctor allowed to tell my parents I’m pregnant if I’m underage?
By Kendall @ Planned Parenthood | Feb. 17, 2012, 1:02 p.m.
Is my doctor allowed to tell my parents I’m pregnant if im underage?
Most health care providers keep their clients’ information confidential. Specific laws about what doctors have to tell your parents can vary from state to state. And for one reason or another, doctors can always decide to inform parents if they believe it is in the best interest of their patient. That’s why it’s always best to ask about a health care provider’s policy about confidentiality.
Planned Parenthood’s policy is to protect patient confidentiality as much as the law allows. You can contact your local Planned Parenthood health center to ask about their specific policy. (You don’t have to give your name when you call.) Click here to find your local Planned Parenthood health center.
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