If minors having sex with each other is illegal in most states in the US, why is birth control and STD testing available?

Most states either don’t have a close in age exemption law or romeo and juliet law. How are minors given birth control without parental consent and same for pregnancy tests, abortions, and std testing. If that’s the law, Shouldn’t all the teen moms and teen dads be prosecuted for having “underage sex” or referred... show more Most states either don’t have a close in age exemption law or romeo and juliet law. How are minors given birth control without parental consent and same for pregnancy tests, abortions, and std testing. If that’s the law, Shouldn’t all the teen moms and teen dads be prosecuted for having “underage sex” or referred to as “statutory rape”? When they are on birth control or they test positive for an std or even more when a pregnancy happens as a minor, isn’t that enough evidence for a prosecution. Are the laws not enforced or do they not exist? Teens as young as 12 have access to birth control in California legally although law doesn’t doesn’t allow them to be sexually active with anyone. The rules don’t comply. If this is the case, almost half of high school students should be criminals or might even be incarcerated. State laws vary but how does this comply with medical confidentiality rules between minors and also abortion laws needing to inform the parents. Doesn’t this cause child neglect issues for the parents as well? Friends always tell each other about being having sex but it seems like the punishment for teens smoking,drinking,sneaking out are more than sex with each other.
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