How old must you be to purchase birth controll?


Anyone 18 and over can get

Anyone 18 and over can get birth control from a doctor. However, if you are under 18 in the US, the rules vary by state. Twenty-one states and Washington DC explicitly allow all minors to consent to contraceptive services. Twenty-five states explicitly permit minors to consent to contraceptive services under certain circumstances (for example, if the minor is married or has a child).

Four states have no explicit policy on minors’ authority to consent to contraceptive services. But, even when a state has explicit law, physicians may commonly provide birth control to a mature minor without parental consent, particularly if the state allows minors to consent to related health services.

More information about minors and the law can be found at http://www.guttmacher.org/sections/adolescents.php?pub=spib

If you are a minor seeking birth control, I encourage you to speak to a parent. This is an important issue in your life. Your parents were young once too, and you may discover that they are a good source of help and advice in this area.

Best regards,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
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