The morning after pill Watch

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Basically i had to take the morning after pill last month and i have a doctors appointment tomorrow for something different but by me taking that will it be on my medical record that they can see? The hospital delt with me over the phone and prescribed me it from boots. Just i will be with my dad and i don't want them to mention it and him to be sitting there as my parents don't know and i don't want them to know.

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It may well be - if you gave them the details of your GP they may have passed it on, just to ensure your records are complete. But it won't be blaring up on the screen for all to see (hopefully!) and if your appointment is about something else they shouldn't bring it up.

Can't you go in without your dad? Or you could ring them up beforehand to check, and ask them to make a note not to mention that during the consultation.
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how old are you? must your dad go with you?
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I would imagine as medical records are all kept confidential, even from your closest relatives, that the doctor wouldn't mention it
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I would imagine as medical records are all kept confidential, even from your closest relatives, that the doctor wouldn't mention it
Well, this isn't perfectly true. Firstly, the OP may be under 16, in which case the doctor has to decide whether they're competent to make their own decisions (and thereby be entitled to confidentiality). Secondly, if she takes her Dad in with her, she's implying consent to her confidentiality being breached for this particular consultation. Now, in an ideal world, everyone would know that this only applies to that specific consultation, but there's every chance that someone might forget and ask about things from the past as well.
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I am under 16, and well i guess my dad doesn't have to come, but i think he is. I dunno why but they have just presumed that he would come. The hospital did ask who my GP was so would that mean they would know? But i dont have a regular doctor i just go to any thats available.

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It's certainly not true at my practice that records aren't up on the screen during a consultation. When I went to my GP a few years ago my mum had to go in with me (i'm an adult, but the condition I went for was as such that I couldn't effectively administer the treatment unaided) it showed full details of everything i'd been to the practice for in the last few years, i've never taken the MAP, but still it would have been awkward had I wanted to hide anything from her.

Do you really need your dad in there? I'd say unless his input is vital to the situation then ask him to wait outside. I'm guessing you're not 10 or something, so it's a perfectly reasonable request.
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Well I went to the doctors about the morning after pill once, and when my dad took me in four months later with glandular fever, I did notice "boyfriend's mother gave her morning after pill" blared across the screen in full view of my father!
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(Original post by Ironic_)
It's certainly not true at my practice that records aren't up on the screen during a consultation. When I went to my GP a few years ago my mum had to go in with me (i'm an adult, but the condition I went for was as such that I couldn't effectively administer the treatment unaided) it showed full details of everything i'd been to the practice for in the last few years, i've never taken the MAP, but still it would have been awkward had I wanted to hide anything from her.

Do you really need your dad in there? I'd say unless his input is vital to the situation then ask him to wait outside. I'm guessing you're not 10 or something, so it's a perfectly reasonable request.

Yeah i'm 15 nearly 16 so i guess he wouldn't mind waiting outside. Just my mum did find the morning after pill booklet in my room as i took it when i got home and read it to see all the conditions and i forgot to chuck it out cause i wouldnt of been able to put it in my bin as she would see it. So she confronted me but i said it was a friends and i said i'd take the booklet and chuck it away so her parents didnt se it. And she believed my excuse and apologized for jumping to conclusions so i dont want this to then bring it up again with not wanting my dad to come in with me incase she thinks because of that reason if that makes sence?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Well I went to the doctors about the morning after pill once, and when my dad took me in four months later with glandular fever, I did notice "boyfriend's mother gave her morning after pill" blared across the screen in full view of my father!
So i'm guessing then it would be on my record then? Even though i didnt go to my GP?
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There is defniately a chance it in on your records. Why not ring the surgery now and tell the receptionist the situation - it will go on the notes that you don't want your father knowing and then whichever doctor seens you will know not to mention it. even tell the receptionist you are worried he may see it on the screen. the doctors read your notes before you enter the room so if they see that they will know to hide your records from the screen. the receptionist will be able to understand so dont worry about that!
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(Original post by emmzy)
There is defniately a chance it in on your records. Why not ring the surgery now and tell the receptionist the situation - it will go on the notes that you don't want your father knowing and then whichever doctor seens you will know not to mention it. even tell the receptionist you are worried he may see it on the screen. the doctors read your notes before you enter the room so if they see that they will know to hide your records from the screen. the receptionist will be able to understand so dont worry about that!
:ditto: I was going to say the same thing. I'd phone the doctors and explain that you have an appointment and you don't want your dad knowing you took the pill.
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Just tell your father that you had consensual sex and took the necessary precautions?
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Just tell your father that you had consensual sex and took the necessary precautions?
Can't imagine that going down too well considering she is fifteen. and as for necessary precautions - whilst it was good to get the MAP, it's not the sort of thing a father of a 15 yr old wants to hear as to take the MAP most often means you have reason to believe you could have been pregnant. it certainly wouldnt put my dad's mind at ease.
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Just tell your father that you had consensual sex and took the necessary precautions?
I don't think that is an option tbh, even though it was with someone that i'm in a relationship with, for 6months. But i don't think that would make the situation any better, as i am still his little girl in his eyes. I think i will try and just go up on my own as im over on my contract so i can't use my phone haha.
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If I were you, I would kindly ask your dad to wait outside. Say to him that you are almost 16 and feel it's about time you went in on your own.
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Just go in on your own. My parents stopped coming into see doctors with me around that age. They still come in to my hospital appointments because thats for something that has been going on since I was 16 and is one of those serious things that parents need to be clued up on. But if it is something routine and not overly serious then suggest to your dad that you can handle it on your own and say you will make a note of anything important for them to know.
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yeah..say something like.. 'I'll look like a loser/immature/young going in with my daaad!' or tell your mum that you wana take a bit more charge with you life, and could she break it to your dad that you dont want him to go..mum's are usually good for that sort of thing.
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I'm not sure it'd show up on the record, I went to my local hospital A&E and when I went back for an appointment, there was no record of me being at A&E.

There is a chance they might bring it up though. Perhaps go with your dad but tell him to sit in the waiting room while you go in.
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I think i will try and just go up on my own as im over on my contract so i can't use my phone haha.
Just say you'll have to go on your own one day, so you're just trying it out now whilst he's in the waiting room and you can call him in if necessary. If you're his little girl, he should be okay with that as it's doing what you need to support you.
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