I’m under 18. Does my mom have to stay with me during a doctor’s exam? I want to ask my doctor about sex, but don’t know if I can ask my mom to leave. Also, if I ask her to leave, she’s gonna be super weird wondering why.Updated 31 August 2021 under Ask Us.
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I’m 16 years old and when I go to the doctor, my mom insists on staying in the room. I have an upcoming doctor’s appointment and I want to ask some more personal questions. Do I have the right to talk to the doctor without my mom in the room?Updated 24 April 2020 under Ask Us.
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