Kateedancerchic (kateedancerchic) wrote in vaginas_only,

parental notification

hey all. i looked for this info online at google and i couldnt really find anything helpful, so i was hoping some of you might have some info or thoughts that might help =)

well, my period has been acting weird lately. its back for the 3rd time this month and the first one went for over 2 weeks long. i told my mom and shes making a gyno appt for me soon to try to see if theres something wrong. and my period has been irregular ever since i first got it (about 5 years ago) so shes gonna ask about birth control or something to make it more regular.

ive been to the gyno before just for a checkup. and i had never had sex then so when she asked me i said no..obviously..but now i have a bf and we've had sex. and she's going to ask me if i have, of course. i want to be honest with my gyno about it but im afraid she'll tell my mom. so i went on google to try to find some laws about parental notification but all i got was having to do with abortion. are the gynos required to tell your parents if you've had sex? i live in Michigan and im 17. i know the laws probably vary everywhere but i couldnt find anything online.

is there anyone out there who can help me with this? thanks in advance to everyone!
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to the best of my knowledge, there is no way your gyno is allowed to tell your parents without your permission...in fact im almost certain she/he wont just as its probably unneccesary....the only reason she/he will ask is to rule out STDs or what not.

The ONLY reason i could see her having to tell your mom is if you were pregnant or somthing, and even then im pretty sure its still a private matter, once your like 16 everything becomes pretty doctor patient confidential...

Dont worry, like i said, pretty sure your safe :P

love kazz
She shouldn't tell her, but just to be sure, mention "Yes, I've had sex, but my mother doesn't know" just so that she doesn't bring it up in conversation without realizing. She shouldn't, as I said, but it doesn't hurt to reaffirm her position. Legally, she's not supposed to.