It is important to know 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.
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. Many teens bring their parent or guardian with them to their appointment, but it is not required!
So you can definitely come in and get your Nexplanon by yourself! You would need to make an appointment. You will discuss your health history with a medical provider, and they can give you your Nexplanon that day.
If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160