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Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:00 am, Wed May 8, 2013.

RALEIGH — A bill advancing in the North Carolina House would require minors seeking treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and other problems to first obtain parental consent.

The House Health and Human Services Committee approved a Republican bill Tuesday that requires minors to get notarized consent from a parent or guardian to be treated for a venereal disease, pregnancy, substance abuse or mental illness. The bill would apply to prescriptions for birth control.

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