In Alaska, you can legally consent to sexual intercourse when you become 16 years old. 7.“An Overview of Minors’ Consent Laws, State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 8.“Minors’ Access to STI Services,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. All minors are allowed to get a prescription for birth control without a parent’s permission. State of the States 2004: A Policy Analysis of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Safer Schools Issues.
Title X clinics offer many services, including prescriptions for the Pill, pregnancy options counseling and testing for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.
These clinics charge on a sliding-scale fee basis, and you can pay in cash.
It is the job of parents in this endeavor to be informed about laws that could affect the choices that they help their young people make to ensure that their first experiences with dating are positive and safe.
In general, minors are considered to be people who are under 18 years of age; at 18, people assume most adult legal rights except for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.
If you go to a Title X clinic, your appointment will be completely confidential, including your billing and your records.
Title X clinics provide sexual and reproductive health care to the public (girls, boys, teens and adults).
One family in Georgia experienced the importance of being careful of the law.
Genarlow Wilson, 17, engaged in oral sex with a consenting 15-year-old girl and was convicted of aggravated child molestation.
As long as there is no sexual contact, the teens are free to date platonically, although common sense should rule parents' judgment in this situation.
Rarely does a 14-year-old have much in common with an 18- or a 19-year-old, and parents should ensure that their teen is not involved in such an imbalanced relationship.
We want you to be informed because being a “minor” affects your right to information and services. Keep in mind that these laws may be different for you if you are legally considered an emancipated minor, pregnant minor, minor living apart or married minor. 16 In the eyes of the law, teenagers of certain ages cannot consent or agree to sex until they reach a specific age.