This will depend on what country you live in as laws are different around the world.
This may seem unfair, but try to remember that the law is there to protect you.
There’s no set age to be ready for sex so the law has to generalise.
It’s important to know the age of consent where you live and how it applies to you.
"It would be a good idea to carry a letter authorizing [you] to seek care and make decisions on the child’s behalf," Berkelhammer says.
The letter should include your name, the child's name and a parent's signature. Without this authorization, care might be delayed while the hospital tries to contact a parent.
Every state has laws which dictate at what age a person can legally consent to sex, called “age of consent” laws.