If I am 14 years old and pregnant. Will Family Planning contact my parents about my pregnancy?

20. August 2012


No, we will not contact your parents. Since we receive Title X funds, we must provide confidential care to all of our clients (regardless of your age). However, we will strongly encourage you to talk with your parents about your pregnancy. If you decide to continue your pregnancy, you will need to tell them eventually. If you decide to terminate your pregnancy and you live in Pennsylvania, you will need the consent of at least one of your parents (or obtain a judicial bypass from a judge) before you can have an abortion. In most cases, parents are a wonderful source of support and can provide you with invaluable advice. Please note that our agency does not provide pregnancy care, nor do we provide abortions. However, we can provide you with a pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy and offer you counseling to help you make an informed decision. If you live near one of our offices, please call us for a confidential and free pregnancy test appointment. If you do decide to tell your parents, feel free to bring them along to your appointment. If you need more information about pregnancy and PA laws or a referral to pregnancy care provider or abortion clinic, please call us.

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