If you are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant, you must be on a reliable method of birth control and use a condom every time you have sex. Birth control is available to everyone, even if you are under 18.
If you are under 18, live in Texas, and need birth control, you will need to find a Title X clinic. These are the only clinics in Texas where minors can get birth control without permission from their parents. Even if you have parental permission, you can still go to a Title X clinic. These clinics provide care based on your income – that means that your care may be at a reduced cost or free, depending on how much money you make. If you are a minor currently on Medicaid, you can get birth control at any clinic in Texas that accepts Medicaid without parental consent. To learn more about which birth control method is best for you, visit Bedsider.