You can: Get emergency contraception on your own.
Emergency contraception - sometimes called the morning-after pill or the brand name Plan B - is a kind of birth control that can prevent pregnancy if you take it soon after you have unprotected sex. It is not the 'abortion pill,' and taking it does not cause abortion.
You do not need a parent or guardian's permission to get emergency contraception.
Plan B is available without age restrictions or ID at most drug stores to anyone who needs it for themselves or for their partner (check the family planning aisle or ask the pharmacist).
You can: Get birth
control on your own.
Under Pennsylvania law, you don't need a parent or guardian's permission to get birth control. This includes all types of birth control, like an IUD, implant, ring, the pill and more.
Nearly all family planning centers (all those that get federal funding) cannot require a parent's permission to get birth control.
There are a lot of reasons why you might want condoms, the pill, an IUD, or other kinds of birth control.
In Pennsylvania, you have the right to get birth control and counseling to figure out what kind of birth control may be right for you. Your doctor can provide this care without telling your parent or guardian and without getting their permission.
Other brands of emergency contraception (like Next Choice One Dose, My Way, and one-pill levonorgestrel tablets) are on pharmacy shelves. Labels say they are for women age 17 & older, but no proof of age is required and you do not need a prescription. Ella is another type of emergency contraception that is especially effective four or five days after sex and it does require a prescription. For more information on emergency contraception, visit www.not-2-late.com.
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