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Forum Name: Gynecology
Question: Gynecologist confedentiality
|leslie11 - Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:12 pm||
Im turning 16 in about a month and have an apppointment with a gynecologist about a week before this appointment. Im sexually active but I don't want my mother to know. If I called the doctor ahead of time and say im sexually active but when I have my appointment Im going to say im not sexually active because my mother is in the room. Will the doctor keep my info confedential even if im still 15?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:34 pm||
Yes, in these matters confidentiality is expected so if your mother insists on being with you, your doctor should either ask her to leave you alone for part of the exam (with a medical assistant in the room) or the plan you presented is a possibility. By letting the office know ahead of the appointment that you have this concern, they can be extra sensitive about it.
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