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Teen Health

NOTE: Prices shown on the website are discounted cash prices.  We are currently an in-network provider with the following plans:  Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Medicare, TennCare, and TriCare.  We can provide an itemized receipt for services if you would like to file an out-of-network claim with another plan. Please call your insurance carrier for details about your own coverage and benefits.

For more information, check out our Teen Services Brochure.

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If I am under 18 years old, do I have to bring my parent with me?
In the state of Tennessee anyone over the age of 13 can consent to reproductive health exams, birth control, and STD testing without parental consent. We encourage you to discuss your reproductive health issues and/or your plans for contraception with your parents, and they are welcome to attend your reproductive health visit with you. If there is some reason you don’t believe their presence or involvement would be in your best interest, however, you can access reproductive health care on your own.

Long Acting Reversible Contraception for Teens

When choosing a method of birth control, teens typically choose methods like the pill, which needs to be taken every day; or the male condom, which needs to be used with every act of intercourse. While excellent methods, they depend on the user to not make mistakes. Missing a pill or two, or not storing a condom properly can lead to an unintended pregnancy.

There are 3 methods that do not require regular maintenance. Each has a very high efficacy rate and that efficacy rate does not depend at all on how well the person uses it. These are:

Collectively, these methods are referred to as LARCs (long-acting reversible contraceptives). All of these methods can be safely used by teens and all of these methods have less than a 1% failure rate for typical users. Once these methods are in place, the user does not have to do anything else to ensure its proper use.

Check out these videos by young women about their experiences with IUDs. You can find more videos on Choices' YouTube channel.

Want more information about LARCs? Check out the links below.

Helping Teens Think about Using Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives
Scarleteen Birth Control BINGO: IUDs
Scarleteen Birth Contorl BINGO: The Birth Control Implant
Myths and Facts about IUDs
Advocates for Youth: IUD Info
Advocates for Youth: Implant Info

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