If you are 17 or younger, you have the right to get sexual health services on your own in New York. You can get birth control (like condoms & the Pill), emergency contraception (the "morning after pill"), pregnancy tests and prenatal care, sexually trasmitted infection (STI) tests and care, HIV tests, abortion services, and sexual assault care.
 
You don't need permission from your parents, boyfriend, girlfriend, or anyone else to get these health services.
 
These services are confidential. No one at the clinic or doctor's office can tell anyone when or why you came in unless you say so.

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