How Can I Get on the Pill Without Telling My Parents?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswersRev-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.the pill, getting on the pill, taking the pill, contraception, contraceptive, protection, abstinence, condoms, rubbers, birth control pills, withdrawal, emergency contraception, does the pill protect against stds?, protection against stds, preventing pregnancy, not get pregnant, intercourse, sex, having sex, sexually transmitted diseases, side effects of the pill, pelvic exam, gynecologist, pill packs, mini pill, seasonale, cervix, vagina, penis, ovulation, menstruation, family planning, estrogen, progesterone, minipill, cost of the birth control pill, how much does the pill cost?, getting on the pill, going on the pill, taking birth control pills, side effects of birth control pills05/18/200708/01/201808/01/2018Larissa Hirsch, MD08/01/20182a68bf82-bbf6-47e3-9714-c5c65876def5https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/talktoparents.html/<p><em>I want to start using birth control but I don't want to tell my parents I'm having sex. Where/how can I get it without them finding out?<br /> </em>– <em>Bethany*</em></p> <p>It can be hard for teens to talk to their parents about being sexually active. But surprisingly, many parents are open to discussing sex and birth control, especially if you show them that you want to act responsibly.</p> <p>But if you feel like you can't talk to your parents, you can still look into birth control options and get sexual-health care. Make an appointment with your general doctor or gynecologist . Or you can go to your local Planned Parenthood (or student health center if your school has one). Don't be afraid to discuss birth control or sex with your doctor. Thanks to doctor–patient confidentiality, your doc can't talk to your parents about these topics without your permission.</p> <p>The <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-birth.html/">Pill</a> is covered by most <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/insurance.html/">health insurance</a>, but if you are on your parents' plan, they may know if insurance pays for it. If you want to pay for the Pill yourself, it's about $15 to $50 a month, depending on the type.</p> <p>If you do go on the Pill, you still need to make sure your partner always wears a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-condom.html/">condom</a> to protect against <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/">STDs</a>. Many Planned Parenthoods and student centers have condoms for either next-to-nothing or free.</p> <p>If you've already had sex, make sure to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-testing.html/">be tested</a> for STDs. STDs don't always cause symptoms, so people can be infected without even knowing it.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
About Birth ControlBefore you consider having sex, you need to know how to protect yourself. Read this article to get the basics on birth control.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception.html/90f91fa7-99ad-4e73-aab1-4ec8af08e95d
Birth Control Methods: How Well Do They Work?Some birth control methods work better than others. This chart compares how well different birth control methods work.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bc-chart.html/31584a43-ad61-44da-83a6-046a5a64825a
Birth Control PillBefore you consider having sex, you need to know how to protect yourself. Read this article to learn what birth control pills are, how well they work, and more.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-birth.html/d81733d8-e6bb-4663-9d5a-99f2491b0694
Do You Need a Pelvic Exam to Get Birth Control?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/pelvic-exam-bc.html/a2663a38-0898-4c4f-91d0-b2412c1bf458
Emergency ContraceptionEmergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex; for example, if a condom breaks or slips off during sex. It is also available to teens who are forced to have unprotected sex.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-emergency.html/8660d5a6-a096-489d-8bed-1507cd97ad00
Gyn CheckupsGirls should get their first gynecological checkup between ages 13 and 15. Find out what happens during a yearly gyn visit -- and why most girls don't get internal exams.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/obgyn.html/55d0d193-7166-402f-b766-14a4d4cfe970
How Can I Get the Pill if I Don't Have a Family Doctor?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/get-pill.html/ac7a240e-de31-4861-81ad-d98599afe3ba
STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)You've probably heard lots of discouraging news about sexually transmitted diseases. The good news is that STDs can be prevented. Find out how to protect yourself.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/587b3e0c-bd0d-4d3c-93fa-6e8b38768ac2
Talking to Your Parents - or Other AdultsWhether it's an everyday issue like schoolwork or an emergency situation, these tips can help you improve communications with your parents and other adults.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/talk-to-parents.html/d757b601-875c-48b4-97ad-b48cd17d6bf9
Talking to Your Partner About CondomsSome people - even those who are having sex - are embarrassed by the topic of condoms. Here are some tips for talking about condoms with your partner.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/talk-about-condoms.html/0bb7d994-2553-4c59-a7a7-fb63eb0926fc
kh:age-teenThirteenToNineteenkh:clinicalDesignation-adolescentMedicinekh:genre-qAndAkh:primaryClinicalDesignation-adolescentMedicineBirth Control, Pregnancy & STD Q&A for Teenshttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/expert/birth-control/121c8069-986e-444f-8c65-b8116310fbc8