“Dr. Carey, I really need some help. My parents don’t know this, but I’ve been going around with a bunch of kids a lot older than I am. Everyone thinks I’m 17, even though I’m only 14. But I’m in over my head now with this boy. I think I need to talk to a professional counselor, but my parents don’t believe in that sort of thing and my school doesn’t have anyone. I could pay for it out of my summer earnings—that wouldn’t be a problem. Can you suggest someone and arrange it for me? And, in the meantime, could you give me a prescription for birth control pills? Is it legal for me to get them, and without my parents knowing?”
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