There are strict guidelines for healthcare professionals who work with people under 16.
If they believe there's a risk to your safety and welfare, they may decide to tell your parents.
If you use contraception correctly, you can have sex without worrying about getting pregnant or getting someone pregnant.
Most methods of contraception won't protect you against catching or passing on a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Condoms that don't have the CE mark or BSI kite mark won't Condom, no condom?
Condoms are the only method that protects against both STIs and pregnancy.
Protect your own and your partner's health by using condoms as well as your chosen method of contraception.
You can get free contraception and condoms from: There are lots of contraceptive methods to choose from.
You should use a method that suits you, not just because your friends are using it.
Contraception services are free and confidential, including for people under 16 years old.
This means the doctor or nurse won't tell your parents or anyone else, as long as they believe you're mature enough to understand the information and decisions involved.
Don't be put off if the first method you use isn't quite right for you – you can try another.Read more about the contraceptive options available to help you decide which one will suit you best: In addition to your chosen method of contraception, you need to use condoms to prevent STIs.