Even then, your doctor would tell your parents that you were depressed and need help but would not reveal your sexual orientation.Your doctor may be able to help you decide if and how to tell others. If you are forced to have sex by anyone, even someone you’re in a relationship with or someone you know, it’s a crime!A: You can and should talk with your doctor (or the office nurse) about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING.Sometimes your doctor will ask questions about school, your friends, and family members.Your parents are likely concerned about your safety or do not trust you, so they might take away privileges, such as driving and going out at night with your friends.Sometimes, the best idea is to consent to drug testing to prove to your parents that you are NOT using drugs.You have the right to have all care related to this issue delivered in a confidential manner.Specifically, you have the right to have evidence collected and to call the police to press charges.
While it’s best to talk with your parents (or guardians), they might not be your first choice.
Talk with your doctor to make sure this is true where you live.
A: No, your doctor will not share this information with your parents unless there are serious concerns about your safety, such as if you were feeling so sad that you were thinking of hurting yourself.
A: In many states, you have the right to family planning services, including birth control and emergency contraception, without permission from your parents.
If you feel you can’t talk with your doctor, there are public clinics such as STI clinics, sometimes referred to as family planning clinics, in most every community.
If you don’t have reliable information about condoms and other forms of birth control, you could get pregnant or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV.