For health centers caring for adolescents, navigating the consent and confidentiality issues around the provision of sexual and reproductive health care can be challenging. Health centers often encounter minors (i.e., individuals under the age of 18) seeking or needing sexual and reproductive health care services such as contraception, pre-natal care, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Important NACHC Library Content Note: This technical assistance resource was developed prior to the August 2017 release of the Health Center Compliance Manual by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).