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Is there a way to get the pill without my parents knowing?

In general, parental permission is not needed for prescription methods of birth control like the pill. However, there may be certain locations where, for one reason or another, a health care provider will require parental permission. Check with your provider about her or his policy.

The pill is up to 99.7 percent effective against pregnancy when used correctly. But because the pill offers no protection against sexually transmitted infections, using the pill and a latex or female condom can greatly reduce the risk of both pregnancy and infection.

Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care services that include information, contraception, testing, and education about a full range of options to women, men, and teens across the country. Planned Parenthood’s policy is to protect client confidentiality to the extent the law allows.

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