My vagina is very itchy, but I don’t want to tell my parents. I know it isn’t a yeast infection or STI. What do I do?

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. 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!

What this means is that you can make an appointment at our Teen Clinic to find out what might be going on, and your parents do not need to be notified.

Also, vaginal itching can occur for all sorts of reasons. Some people with a vagina may experience yeast or bacterial vaginitis infections that cause itching. Itching can also be a symptom of some sexually transmitted infections.

The only way to know exactly what is going on is to see a medical professional. Give a call to our Teen Clinic to make an appointment! 303-442-5160