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It’s important to get to know your body—where things are, how it works, and how to take care of yourself—so you can make good decisions about your sexual health.

When you're at a Planned Parenthood health center, remember: there's no such thing as a stupid question. Our healthcare providers are here to talk with you about your body. It becomes especially important to ask questions when you have pain or discomfort that lasts for a long time, or if anything just feels wrong.

You can come to Planned Parenthood for birth control, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing, and more. We have lots of great services that are private and affordable—and we don’t judge. Find your nearest Planned Parenthood and schedule your next appointment online—or call us at 1-800-230-PLAN.

Parental and Minor Consent Forms and Facts

Consent for Medical Treatment of Minor (PDF)
Parental Notification and Consent (PDF)
Facts About Minor Consent for Medical Treatment in Texas (PDF)

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Some minors (under the age of 18) will be required to obtain consent from a parent or guardian before receiving certain medical services (such as birth control, a cervical cancer screening, or a well-woman exam) at our health centers.

Minors may receive family planning services (including birth control) without parental consent at health centers funded by Title X. Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Title X-funded centers include: Cedar Hill, Paris, Southeast Fort Worth, Tyler, and Waco locations.

We CAN provide certain medical care to a minor without parental consent at any of our health centers if:

  • You are requesting condoms.
  • You would like information about birth control.
  • You are requesting a pregnancy test.
  • You are requesting testing or treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases.
  • You are on Medicaid (except for clients requesting Gardasil vaccination. Gardasil requires parental consent).
  • You are receiving services at a Title X health center (except for clients requesting Gardasil vaccination. Gardasil requires parental consent).
  • You are age 16 or 17 and live apart from your parents and manage your own finances. You will be asked to sign a form stating that these are your living arrangements.
  • You are emancipated.
  • Your parent(s)/guardian cannot be contacted. This means that you do not know how to contact your parents/guardian (you don't know where they live or you are unable to contact them). This does not apply if you just don't want your parents/guardian to be contacted. If your parent or guardian cannot be contacted another adult may be able to sign a consent form for you.
Tools for Teens

Resources just for you!

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  • LGBTQ
  • Ask the Experts
Tools for Parents

Parents really can make a difference. We can talk with our kids, build strong relationships with them, and set clear expectations and boundaries for them. These are proven ways we can help prevent teen pregnancy, reduce our teens’ chances of getting sexually transmitted infections, and help ensure that they lead healthy and rewarding lives. So let’s get talking.

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  • Keeping Teens Healthy By Setting Boundaries
  • Helping Teens Delay Having Sex
  • Parenting Teens Who May Be Sexually Active
  • Puberty 101 for Parents
  • Parenting LGBT and Questioning Kids
  • Resources for Parents
  • Sex, the Internet, and Texting
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