An Overview of Minors' Consent Law

February 2014
State Policies in Brief (Series);Feb2014, p1
The article offers an overview of state laws regulating minors' consent to health care services in the U.S. It states that many states allow all or some minors to obtain contraceptive, prenatal and sexually transmitted infection (STI) services without parental involvement. A chart is presented which contains seven categories of state law that affect a minor's right to consent.


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