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Do I need permission to get condoms from a clinic or store? Can I get condoms for free?

Your parents or guardians do not need to give permission for you to buy or use condoms. And you do not have to be a certain age to buy condoms. Protecting yourself and your partner from unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is part of the responsibility that comes with sex.

Sometimes you can get condoms for free. Most sexual and reproductive health care clinics provide free condoms, although some will ask you to pay a reduced-cost for them, such as a dollar for three condoms. You don’t even need an appointment to get condoms at a clinic! Just call first and ask if they have some available for free or low-cost.

Some high schools also provide condoms in their school-based health centers, or the school nurse, social worker or health teacher may be able to direct you to a place nearby that provides them. In addition, condoms are usually free on college campuses. Call the on-campus health center and ask where you can walk in and pick up free or low-cost condoms.

Find a clinic, or call 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) to be connected to the Planned Parenthood nearest you.

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