Pregnancy Tests

Home pregnancy tests: You can buy a home pregnancy test in stores at any age without a parent’s permission. There are several brands to choose from, and they can range in price from $6 to $20. Dollar stores often offer these tests at very low costs, and there’s no real difference between the cheap ones and the fancy ones. If the store keeps pregnancy tests locked up or behind the counter to prevent theft, just ask a pharmacist or store employee for help.

At a health care provider’s office: You can get a pregnancy test at your health care provider’s office without a parent’s permission. Many health centers offer free pregnancy tests.

Nonmedical organizations: Anti-abortion organizations, often called crisis pregnancy centers or pregnancy care centers, sometimes advertise free pregnancy or STI/HIV tests to get young women in the door. These are not medical organizations, and they aren’t required to protect your privacy.