Yes, in the state of California, you can get birth control without your parents knowing. Minors have the right to get treatment for the prevention of pregnancy without requiring their parent’s permission. However, you will have to pay for the treatment or have to sign up for special insurance to cover it or they have to contact the insurance and tell the insurance company that they want “privacy.”
To pay for the treatment, you just need a credit card. (We don’t accept Venmo or other payment yet)
To sign up for special insurance, go to http://www.familypact.org/Get%20Covered/what-does-family-pact-cover and go to the top R and fill in your zip code, and it will give you a list of clinics you can go to sign up for Family PACT insurance which covers birth control confidentially.
You can also tell your insurance company that you want your birth control treatment confidential. Find out how here.
We encourage minors to talk to their parents, but if they can’t then we want to help young people prevent unplanned pregnancies. It is also important to prevent sexually transmitted infections by using condoms in order to have a healthy sexual life.