Minors have rights, too.
Teens can access contraception and birth control without a parent if they are at least 18 years old. However, minors (teens under the age of 18) generally cannot self-consent to contraceptive services.
There are some situations in which minors can self-consent:
Clinics may ask for documentation to support any of these qualifications (e.g. court order, pay stub, etc). Be sure to ask if you need to bring anything to your visit, when you call to make an appointment.
Many teens CAN self-consent in these instances:
Not all clinics apply! Check out our Sexual Health Resource Guide to see which ones do, or ask about self-consent when you call to make an appointment.
Oklahoma Laws & Reporting
All minors may self-consent.
- Oklahoma legal age of consent is 16
- A “close in age” exemption allows minors over the age of 14 to consent to sexual intercourse with a partner younger than 18
All Oklahomans must report if they have a reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 is a victim of abuse or neglect. Contact the Oklahoma Department of Human Services hotline at 1-800-522-3511 if you believe a child has been abused.
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