Should you have reason to believe that you may have had sex with an underage minor, consider talking with an experienced Massachusetts criminal lawyer using Legal Match - just click the "Find a Lawyer" button above.17 You are considered a minor (someone who is not an adult) if you are under 18 years old. To make sure your visit is confidential, tell the clinic staff how to contact you about test results and future appointments without your parents knowing. Find a Title X clinic near you here or call 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) for the nearest Planned Parenthood Health Center. Title X clinics provide sexual and reproductive health care to the public (girls, boys, teens and adults). Title X clinics offer many services, including prescriptions for the Pill, pregnancy option counseling, and testing for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. “State Facts About Abortion.” State Center, The Alan Guttmacher Institute.
Get familiar with these laws, so you and your partner know what is or isn’t legal in your state.
The age of consent in Massachusetts is the age at which a person can consent to sex with another person over the age of 21.
Massachusetts is one of 8 states with different ages of sexual consent for males and females.
This is a legal status that lawmakers created for your protection. 10.“Minors’ Access to Contraceptive Services,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 11.“Emergency Contraception,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 12.“Emergency Room Requirements To Offer/Provide Sexual Assault Survivors with Emergency Contraception.” Henry J.
We want you to be informed because being a “minor” affects your right to information and services. Keep in mind that these laws may be different for you if you are legally considered an emancipated minor, pregnant minor, minor living apart or married minor. 16 In the eyes of the law, teenagers of certain ages cannot consent or agree to sex until they reach a specific age.