Public Health Quiz #18: Consent for Minors

1. A 16-year-old female presents to the clinic requesting contraceptive pills. She is sexually active with her 17-year-old boyfriend and does not want her parents to know about her sexual activity or her request for contraception. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in managing this patient's request? 

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2. A 17-year-old male is brought to the emergency department with a deep laceration on his arm after a skateboarding accident. He is in significant pain but alert and oriented. His parents are out of town, and he does not have a way to contact them immediately. Which of the following is the most appropriate action regarding consent for treatment? 

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3. A 15-year-old girl is diagnosed with chlamydia and requires treatment. She is concerned about her parents finding out and requests that her treatment be kept confidential. Which of the following best describes the legal and ethical approach to this situation? 

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4. A 14-year-old boy is diagnosed with a mild form of depression. After discussing the treatment options, he and his psychiatrist decide on a plan that includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and possibly medication in the future. The boy's parents are adamant that he receives no treatment, believing that he can overcome his issues without intervention. Which of the following is the most appropriate course of action? 

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5. A 17-year-old female presents to a family planning clinic seeking an abortion. She is clear and articulate about her decision, citing her inability to care for a child at this point in her life and her desire to continue her education. She requests that her parents not be informed of her decision. In jurisdictions where minors can consent to an abortion, which of the following is the most appropriate response? 

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