Planned Parenthood

Greater Ohio

A Note About Parental Consent

At Planned Parenthood, we support healthy family communication about sexuality and sexual health issues, and will help you get a conversation going with your kids. We also know that for many young people, talking with their parents about sexual behavior and sexual health issues can be difficult or impossible. While we do encourage our younger clients to involve a parent or another trusted adult in decisions to use birth control, Ohioans under the age of 18 do not need parental consent to access sexual health care. Planned Parenthood provides confidential support and sexual health services for young people without the need for parental consent.


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A Note About Parental Consent