Talking about sex is healthy.
Every young adult deserves to be in charge of their body and future.
As a healthcare provider, you’re in a unique position to be their advocate. Plan ahead with our science-backed, expert-led sexual health resources.
Don’t know where to start? Our free Sexual Health Resource Guide is a great resource to get the conversation going with your patients and their caregivers.
Find a Clinic
Their closest confidant is just down the road. If your practice is unable to get your patient the resources they need, health departments, Title X clinics, and youth specialists around the state have your back.
The National Coalition for Sexual Health Provider’s Guide can help healthcare providers better integrate sexual health conversations and recommended preventive services into routine visits with adolescents and adults.
Teen-Friendly Clinic Guidelines
Our friends at Amplify: Youth Health Collective crafted a how-to guide for being teen-friendly. Check out these tips to help your clinic support youth!
Open, honest conversations
Get the conversation going with these helpful tips and suggestions.
Keep a Youth-Friendly Clinic
Stick To the Facts
Oklahoma Laws & Reporting
Birth control. STI testing. Teen pregnancy. There’s a lot that can bring up red flags. As a healthcare provider, it’s essential to stay up to date on Oklahoma’s youth sexual health laws and protect your patients.
All minors may self-consent.
Teens under 18 generally cannot self consent to contraceptive services. However, teens can self consent in these instances:
- Any minor at a Title X clinic
- A minor who is insured through SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid)
Not all clinics apply! Check out our Sexual Health Resource Guide to see which ones do in our community.
- 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.
Join the Conversation!
We’re always looking for people and organizations who want to make a difference for youth in Oklahoma County. Join us!