May I Lie on a Medical Form for a Good Purpose?

By March 8, 2017 Q&A

Full Question

is it OK to lie on a form swearing you’re giving birth control pills to your 16-year-old in order for her to receive her acne medication?

Answer

While the U.S. government and the medical industry are certainly involved in promoting contraception, including birth control pills, as standard “medical treatment,” there is no legal obligation for parents to provide the Pill to their 16-year-old  daughter—or any underage girl, for that matter—in order to receive acne medication, or any other medication for that matter.
If this is really happening, the parents should inform their medical insurance agency and, if needed, their U.S. Congressman or Senators. So there’s no need to lie, and remedies can be had if some medical officials are actually attempting to coerce parents. If needed, I’d recommend contacting the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, Nebraska, to find out about non-contraceptive alternatives to treat nonsexual medical issues for which the Pill is sometimes prescribed.


By Tom Nash

One Comment

  • Krysta says:

    There’s a certain acne medication that has a high risk of causing birth defects. Most doctors will not prescribe it without the patient being on some sort of birth control. It’d be dangerous to lie about this. If you’re not willing to let your daughter go on the pill (which could also help acne) then find another treatment for acne.

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