Common Questions: Can a minor file his or her own petition in Family Court? Minor victims of abuse are allowed to bring their own petitions in Family Court, either on their own or with a lawyer or a law guardian (attorney for the child) appointed by the Court.
Day One, an organization that partners with youth to end dating abuse, publishes a free Know Your Rights Guide.
Beginning to date can be very challenging to tackle, not just for teenagers, but also for their parents.
Teen dating parental consent
Minors who are married can get a prescription for birth control without a parent’s permission. 7.“An Overview of Minors’ Consent Laws, State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 8.“Minors’ Access to STI Services,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute.
All other minors must get a parent’s permission to receive a prescription. State of the States 2004: A Policy Analysis of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Safer Schools Issues.
Statutory rape is probably–no, definitely–the most controversial topic for you, our readers.
Not something super divisive like abortion or feminism, statutory rape.
Wait, so if I’m under the age of consent then what happens if I have consensual sex with someone else who is also under the age of consent?
Well, in some states then technically both of you have broken the law.
However, each state has its own laws that define the age of consent, or the time when a person is old enough "to willingly engage in a sexual act." Be aware of the legal age of consent in your state.
All states set the age of consent from 14 to 18; in more than half of the states, the age is 16.
Every time we write about it we get a ton of comments claiming that we’re being unfair, that we don’t believe in true love and that we’re old fuddy duddies who aren’t getting any.
Well, I can assure you, we’re none of those things, but we are definitely young women who are trying to look out for y’all.
17 You are considered a minor (someone who is not an adult) if you are under 18 years old. Pharmacist Provision of Emergency Contraception to Women Without a Doctor’s Prescription.