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Birth Control and Your Rights in Texas

Other Health & Benefit Issues

This article contains information about your rights to birth control in the context of access, health insurance, and programs to help you get birth control. This content was compiled from Jane's Due Process, the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, and 



Birth Control: A Teen's Rights

According to Jane's Due Process, "Teens do not need permission from a parent or legal guardian to get birth control at certain clinics in Texas." See What clinics provide confidential birth control to teens in Texas?

Accessing Birth Control in Texas for Teens is published by Jane's Due Process

Birth Control and Health Insurance

From Plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace must cover contraceptive methods and counseling for all women, as prescribed by a health care provider.

Plans must cover these services without charging a copayment or coinsurance when provided by an in-network provider—even if you haven’t met your deductible. See "Birth control and benefits."


Healthy Texas Women has information about the healthcare services that Texas Health and Human Services offers, including information on programs to help get birth control.

Women must apply for the programs and be approved to get services. Three programs featured on the website are Healthy Texas Women, the Family Planning Program, and Breast and Cervical Cancer Services.

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