Info For Teens
Ask the Experts
I want to get an IUD. Do I have to go with a parent? Is it covered by my insurance?
In general, you don’t need a parent’s permission to get birth control. But
there are some situations and locations where, for one reason or another,
you will need a parent’s consent. This is something to ask about when
you call to make your appointment. The same goes for cost and insurance
coverage. Planned Parenthood works to make health care as affordable
as possible, and some health centers are able to charge according to
income. And while many health centers do accept Medicaid, whether or
not Medicaid covers IUDs and how much they’ll cover can vary from state
to state. The staff at your local Planned Parenthood health center can give
you specific information on the insurance they take and the cost of an IUD.
Most women can use an IUD safely – even younger women and women
who haven’t had children. But before you get an IUD, you’ll need to talk
with a health care provider to make sure it’s right for you.