Can you ask your pediatrician for birth control?
Some offices may require parental consent for certain types of birth control. Your pediatrician will talk to you and your teen about many types of birth control, including abstinence, and discuss advantages and common side effects.
How do I ask my doctor for birth control?
Make an appointment with your general doctor or gynecologist . Or you can go to your local Planned Parenthood (or student health center if your school has one). Don’t be afraid to discuss birth control or sex with your doctor.
How do I tell my doctor I want birth control?
How can I get birth control without a doctor?
Can I get birth control pills without seeing a doctor? You do not need to visit a provider’s office to be prescribed birth control pills. Instead, you can speak with a provider online from the comfort of your home, which can help you start treatment sooner.
Should I talk to my doctor before taking birth control?
If you plan to use a form of birth control other than condoms, you’ll need to see a doctor. During your appointment, you have a few things to discuss. You’ll want to figure out what type of birth control is right for you and what side effects it can cause. But first, you need to get the conversation started.
Do I have to be on my period to start birth control?
So there’s no need to wait for the first day of your period to start taking your birth control pills — you can start whenever you like! At the longest, you’ll only have to wait seven days for the pills to start being effective.
What age can you get the pill without parents?
Contraception services are free and confidential, including for people under the age of 16. If you’re under 16 and want contraception, the doctor, nurse or pharmacist won’t tell your parents or carer, as long as they believe you fully understand the information you’re given and the decisions you’re making.