Can I get treated for genital warts at the teen clinic without my parents knowing? How can genital warts get treated?

Good question!

It is  important to know is that in the state of Colorado, the law says that minors have the right to access any sexual healthcare without the consent or notification of their parents. That means they can start a birth control method, get tested for STIs, or get any other sexual healthcare without their parents being involved at all. In fact, it’s illegal for clinics to share sexual health information with parents (or anyone else!) without an individual’s permission. Teen Clinic offers free or low-cost and confidential sexual health services.

With that being said, Teen Clinic encourages teens to have a trusted adult in their life that they can talk to about their sexual health- whether it be a parent, a teacher, a coach, or an aunt or uncle. But we also understand that teens might not have someone they can talk to. That’s why Teen Clinic offers a safe and confidential space for teens to get the information and/or care that they might need. Many teens bring their parent or guardian with them to their appointment, but it is not required!

So, if you think you are having a genital warts outbreak, you can come into the clinic to get tested, without your parents knowing.

A clinician will do a visual test, they will look to see whether genital warts are present, or if anything else is going on.  In terms of treatment, a clinician can remove the warts, but they can come back. If you have any more questions, or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic you can give us a call at 303-442-5160