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. 14.“Parental Involvement in Minors’ Abortions,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 15.“Counseling and Waiting Periods for Abortions,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 16.“State Funding of Abortions Under Medicaid,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute.
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). 3.“Emancipation of Minors – Laws | LII / Legal Information Institute.” Cornell University Law School.
“State Hate Crimes Statutory Provisions.” Anti-Defamation League.
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“Citizen’s Guide to United States Federal Child Exploitation Laws.” Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, U.
Individuals aged 15 or younger in Vermont are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape.
Vermont statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under age 16.In Vermont, you can legally consent to sexual intercourse when you become 16 years old. Minors who are married can get a prescription for birth control without a parent’s permission. 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. Get familiar with these laws, so you and your partner know what is or isn’t legal in your state.