Anyone—minors and adults—can get a birth control without a parent’s permission or knowledge. This includes:
- Prescription-based birth control like the pill, patch, ring or ella emergency contraception.
- Methods administered from a medical provider like the shot, implant or IUD.
According to state law, a health care provider can’t tell anyone, including your parents, that you received services to prevent pregnancy, which covers using birth control. That goes for all health care providers, even your family doctor, and all personnel you interact with at your medical provider’s office like front desk staff.
To get a birth control prescription, find a health center near you.