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    I recently got a bill for STD screening from my kid’s pediatrician. How could they have gotten this without my permission and why didn’t the doctor tell me?

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    Thank you for asking this question. This is a wonderful opportunity to use the bill as a teachable moment for a non-judgmental and honest discussion about sex with your teenager. For general communication tips please visit our PAT site at https://parentsaretalking.com/communicating/#tips. To directly answer your question, in most US States teenagers can receive certain types of health care without their parent’s consent. For specific rights in PA, check out http://www.ybyr.org/.

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