What is the age of a minor in New York?

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You are considered a minor (someone who is not an adult) if you are 17 years or younger. This is a legal status that lawmakers created for your protection. We want you to be informed because being a “minor” affects your right to information and services. To learn more, read on! Keep in mind that these laws may be different for you if you are legally considered an emancipated minor, pregnant minor, minor living apart, or married minor. You can learn more by talking to a legal representative at various agencies. What are my rights to abortion in New York? If you are under 18 years old and want an abortion, you can get one without involving your parents. There is no mandatory waiting period in your state before a teen can get an abortion. Your state provides Medicaid coverage for medically necessary abortions. If you need help paying for an abortion, call the National Abortion Federation Hotline at 1-800-772-9100, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ( ... more
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