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If your 15 and pregnant do you need your parent conset for a doctor appointment?

My friend needs help.

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MissinEm.

Asked by MissinEm. at 3:58 PM on Mar. 25, 2011 in Teens (13-17)

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  • I think it depends on the state. She can call her doctor and find out.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:59 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • I dont think so. I have been making and going to my own appointments since I was 14
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:00 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • yeah i think it depends on the state i would just call the doctors office and ask
    mamawilbur

    Answer by mamawilbur at 4:00 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • thanks for helping.
    but she is kind of scared to call bc maybe they will call her parents and tell them.
    MissinEm.

    Comment by MissinEm. (original poster) at 4:00 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • @ mommy_of_two388: really what state was that.?
    MissinEm.

    Comment by MissinEm. (original poster) at 4:02 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • She can go to the health dept and get a pregnancy test. Once she is determined to be pregnant she is medically emancipated. She can apply for medicaid and see a doctor, or make her own.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 4:02 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • i live in Oregon and ive been going on my own since i was 12
    mamawilbur

    Answer by mamawilbur at 4:03 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • @gemgem: thanks for the help
    @mommy_of_two388: Well she live in chicago il.
    you think they will do the same over there.?
    Omg you got pregnant at that age?
    MissinEm.

    Comment by MissinEm. (original poster) at 4:04 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • i lived in california. and didnt need parent consent nor in colorado or kansas.... planned parenthood is on almost any state so if you need to call them
    mommato2burds

    Answer by mommato2burds at 4:06 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • I would call anonymously then and ask the question without giving my name or number.  Calling is the best way to find out for sure (and if all else, she could go to the health department and have a prego test there).  As soon as it was confirmed I was pregnant at 16, I was officially considered an adult in my state.  If she is pregnant, she will have to eventually tell her parents and I was scared to death to do the same so I understand where she is coming from, poor thing!  But, she is so young and I truely hope for her own sake, she isn't cause that is one hard road to go down. 

    sdks2011

    Answer by sdks2011 at 4:11 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

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