Several states have no relevant policy or case law; in these states, physicians commonly provide medical care without parental consent to minors they deem mature, particularly if the state allows minors to consent to related services.
Legal age of medical consent in new york
5 states require both notification of and consent from a parent prior to a minors abortion.
Legal age of consent in new york
Services: 26 states and the district of columbia allow all minors (12 and older) to consent to contraceptive services.
: 2 states and the district of columbia explicitly allow all minors to consent to abortion services.
21 states require that at least one parent consent to a minors abortion, while 12states require prior notification of at least one parent.
The following chart contains seven categories of state law that affect a minors right to consent.