An investigation on sexual and reproductive health in foster care. This Imprint review of 50 state policies and interviews with dozens of current and former foster youth, child welfare experts, officials and legal advocates revealed a troubling lack of critical guidance.


Foster Care’s Missing Policies For Sexual and Reproductive Health 

HIGH STAKES, SILENT SYSTEMS: An Imprint Investigation reveals a troubling lack of critical guidance and access to services.


Foster Care’s Conflicting Policies For Sexual and Reproductive Health 

HIGH STAKES, SILENT SYSTEMS: Part two of The Imprint's investigation finds some child welfare policies at odds with minors' rights to abortion and birth control.


How to Talk to Foster Youth About Sex, Relationships and Self-Care (Hint: It’s Not Just About ‘Sex’)

HIGH STAKES, SILENT SYSTEMS, Part III: An experienced sexual health educator speaks about how caseworkers and caregivers can support youth through the most sensitive stages of adolescence.


Unique Coalition Provides Texas Foster Youth With Sexual and Reproductive Health Education 

Despite taboos, former foster youth, sexual health educators and child welfare experts have teamed up to further awareness.


Landmark Study Marks Progress  — and Critical Gaps — in Reproductive Health for California Foster Youth

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California state officials revealed new data today showing that young people in the nation’s largest foster care system are being better-served when it comes to sexual and reproductive health care, but key shortcomings remain in services for pregnant and parenting youth, particularly youth of color.