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Yes. Its that simple. * No, not in the general context. Federal regulation Title X supports a minors rights to privacy when it pertains to issues such as contraception, treatment of STD, etc. (the exception in some states is abortion). 30 US states by statutory law protect the minors rights to privacy when it relates to medical care such as cited in the question. The US Supreme Court has continued to rule that the US Constitution affords a minor the same privacy rights in such issues as it does an adult regardless of the laws of the state in which the minor resides. The best choice would be for the minor to discuss such matters with their parents. In lieu of such, the legal community will uphold said minor's legal rights to privacy in such issues. The medical community tends to have the same view with the exception of life threatening situations where it is believed that the minor is not able to make an informed decision.

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Q: Can a doctor tell your parents about your sexual activity if you are under 18?
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