A 15-year-old girl presents to a clinic requesting advice on contraception

A 15-year-old girl presents to a clinic requesting advice on contraception. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step for the physician to take?

    1. Apologize that you cannot help the patient since she is a minor
    1. Inform the patient’s parents; their consent is not necessary
    1. Instruct the patient to return to clinic with her parents
    1. Obtain consent from the patient’s parents
    1. Provide the patient with counseling and/or contraception without informing her parents

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Physicians can provide counseling or contraception to pediatric patients without their parents knowledge or consent