Parental Notification of Prescription Contraceptives for Teenagers
American Journal of Public Health. 1983 Mar; 73(3): 346.
This is the text of a policy statement adopted by the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association on 17 Nov 1982. The Association commends the efforts of family planning clinics to encourage parental involvement in the decisions of adolescent clients regarding the use of contraceptives, but "strongly opposes policies requiring parental consent or notification as a qualification of minors for initial or continued receipt of prescription contraceptives." (KIE abstract)
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Adolescents' Reports of Parental Knowledge of Adolescents' Use of Sexual Health Services and Their Reactions to Mandated Parental Notification for Prescription Contraception Jones, Rachel K.; Purcell, Alison; Singh, Susheela; Finer, Lawrence B. (2005-01-19)CONTEXT: Legislation has been proposed that would mandate parental notification for adolescents younger than 18 years (minors) obtaining prescription contraception from federally funded family planning clinics. OBJECTIVE: ...