How Can I Get on the Pill Without Telling My Parents?enteens 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-c5c65876def5<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="">Pill</a> is covered by most <a href="">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="">condom</a> to protect against <a href="">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="">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>
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