….Also do you need a parent or doctor to have a consultation to get the birth control?
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!
If someone wanted to start birth control, they would need to make an appointment to have a consultation with one of our providers. From there, they would discuss the different birth control options, and which method may be best for them.
If you are 17 and under:
- You can receive services on a free or donation basis! Donations are not required, but greatly appreciated.
If you are 18 or 19:
- You can receive services for free or at a low-cost. Some services will slide down to $0, or donation basis, but some services might be $5-50 based on your income.
This includes all birth control!
If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, give us a call at 303-442-5160