Adolescents? Reports of Parental Knowledge of Adolescents? Use of Sexual Health Services and Their Reactions to Mandated Parental Notification for Prescription Contraception

Rachel K. Jones
January 19, 2005

Most adolescent girls (60 percent) seeking family planning services say that their parents are aware of their use of services, according to a new study in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medial Association. Still, the study found that laws requiring teens to notify mom or dad are likely to increase risky or unsafe sexual behavior, leading to more teen pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases.