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Generally, Pennsylvania law requires the consent of a parent or guardian for the medical treatment of anyone younger than 18 years of age (a “minor”).
EC can be used up to 120 hours following intercourse or sexual assault to prevent pregnancy but should be taken as soon as possible to maximize efficacy.
Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile is sexual intercourse with consent between (1) someone age 19 or older and someone between age 12 and 17 or (2) someone age 17 or older and someone between age 12 and 15.
Third-degree criminal sexual conduct is sexual penetration with (1) a victim under age 13 and an actor no more than 36 months older or (2) a victim age 13 to 16 and an actor more than 24 months older.
Unless emancipated, a minor generally must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian to have an abortion in Pennsylvania.
If the unemancipated minor does not wish to seek the permission of a parent or legal guardian or if the parent or legal guardian will not consent, the minor may seek a court order (known as a judicial bypass) to obtain an abortion.