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Minor Consent and Confidentiality

Consent and Confidentiality CoverThe Minor Consent and Confidentiality Guide addresses health provider concerns about confidentiality laws, minor consent laws, and reporting responsibilities for healthcare providers in an effort to increase access to and use of youth-friendly healthcare in Alabama.

What You Need to Know

  • How do teens’ concerns about confidentiality affect their healthcare? See page 1
  • What is the age of consent in Alabama? See page 3
  • Am I required to report? See page 9
  • How do I determine statutory rape? See page 10


In 2015, 70% of Alabama high school students that reported being currently sexually active did not use any type of long-term birth control method, and 49% did not use a condom.

In 2016, Alabama ranked ninth in the nation for teen childbearing, with a rate of 28.4 births per 1,000 teen girls aged 15-19.

Educate yourself and train your staff. This guide makes it easy!

Page last updated: November 19, 2021