Frequently Asked Questions for Teens

1. What are birth control options and what do they look like?
You can find information at Bedsider Birth Control Methods.

2. How old do I have to be to get birth control?
Laws vary by state; to find out more visit contracept.org 

3. Where can I go to get birth control or be tested for a sexually transmitted disease?
You can find many options for different services at Sexual Health Innovations.

4. What if I don’t want my parents in the room when I talk to the doctor?
Attempt to have a talk with your parent and tell them how you are feeling about this topic, if they refuse then you may try talking to the doctor or nurse and telling them that you would like a few minutes in private. There are some doctors who will naturally talk to you in private before bringing in your parent or guardian.

5. I think I may be in an abusive relationship, where can I find information? 
There are many types of abuse for more information visit Love Is Respect.org.

6. I think I may be gay, where can I find information? 
It’s not uncommon to have questions about sexual orientation. You can find resources and information at  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health.