You can see a doctor for advice about contraception without your parents knowing in most circumstances. Your doctor may prescribe you a form of contraception if the doctor believes that:

  • you understand their advice;
  • they cannot persuade you to tell your parents or allow the doctor to tell them;
  • you are likely to begin or continue having sex with or without contraception;
  • unless you receive the treatment sought your health or well being will suffer;
  • your best interests require the treatment without parental consent or knowledge.

It is always preferable to discuss such a decision with your parents or someone that you trust, but, sometimes this just isn’t possible. In such cases it is important to find a doctor you can talk to freely.