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Slow Clap: NC Teens to Need Parental Permission for STD Testing

A bill making its way through North Carolina would make it mandatory for teens to provide notarized parental consent before being tested for STDs. Not only will they have to tell their parents that they need to be checked for STDs, but a town notary will have to know, too. Surely kids will still go to get checked, surely. The measure—the most explicit of its kind in any state—would also require parental permission for birth control, substance abuse treatment and mental health care.

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