As a minor, you may be afraid to talk to your parent or guardian about certain things, especially when it comes to making serious decisions that impact your health and overall well-being. Usually adults are the ones who make medical decisions for you. Though young people feel comfortable engaging in these discussions with their parents most of the time, that is not the case for some youth.
Did you know that in the state of New York, young people can make some of these decisions on their own? In some cases the law allows you to receive medical services, including services related to your sexual health, without your parents being involved in the process. Please visit our guide, What Teens Need to Know, for more information.