When did you start going to Dr. visits alone?


My question is, when did you first start going to doctors visits without a parent present? I did say "alone" in the title, but I'm mainly referring to parents and not a SO.

I ask because I'm 19, and my mother holds onto my insurance card, continues to make my doctors appointments for me, and insists on coming to them. I would really like to be able to do these things on my own, as they relate to my health and not hers, but she still brings my grandmother to her own doctors appointments and expects me to do the same. This has kept me from being able to make appointments regarding birth control, which is the most frustrating.

Is this a normal practice? Somehow I think not, but maybe the results will be suprising.

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