Teens can make an appointment for birth control without involving a parent or legal guardian in their decision at certain clinics in Texas. If you are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant, it’s important that you use a reliable method of birth control to reduce your chances of getting pregnant.
What clinics provide confidential birth control to teens in Texas?
Title X (pronounced Title Ten) is a federal grant program that allows clinics to provide free birth control, pregnancy tests, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and certain cancer screenings to teens without involving a parent or legal guardian. If you want birth control, but do not know how to make an appointment — you can call or text us at 866-999-5263 for help! Learn what questions you will be asked when you make an appointment for birth control at a Title X clinic here.
You can find your nearest Title X clinic by typing your zip code into the map below.
Additionally, teens receiving Medicaid benefits can get birth control at any clinic that accepts their insurance. This includes foster youth who are receiving STAR Health. However, it’s important to know that Medicaid clinics will mail a letter to your home after your visit. If you are concerned about someone finding out about your visit, this may not be a safe option for you.
You can find your nearest Medicaid clinic here.
What happens if the Title X or Medicaid clinic tells me that I need parental consent and refuses to schedule an appointment?
Teens cannot be refused service at a Title X or Medicaid clinic! If you are refused an appointment, the next step is to write down the name of the person you are speaking to on the phone, the reason why they are refusing to schedule you an appointment, and then contact our hotline. Jane’s Due Process will follow up with the clinic refusing to schedule you an appointment and will work to ensure that you are able to access the healthcare that you deserve!
If you have concerns about your sexual and reproductive health, our volunteer advocates are available 24/7 at 866-999-5263 and by text 8am-11pm CT to support you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help accessing contraception, STI testing & treatment, or an abortion in Texas.