I want to start using birth control. But I don’t want my parents to know I’m having sex.
This may be surprising, but many parents are willing to talk about sex and birth control. It may be super awkward, but try talking to them first.
If that’s impossible, or you need to get birth control on your own, there are still ways to get it. Anybody can get a confidential prescription for birth control from a health center without a parent’s permission. And you can get condoms at any grocery store or drug store no matter how old you are.