Landmark Study Marks Progress — and Critical Gaps — in Reproductive Health for California Foster Youth
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.
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.
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.
Should Birth Control Be Mandatory for Youth in Foster Care?
Decisions regarding foster youth’s bodies and their reproductive health should not be up to anyone but themselves, writes Jessica Castillo.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Cuts Will Affect At-Risk Youth Across the Country
Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) abruptly cut short grants for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program. These cuts will affect more than 80 institutions and organizations that reach some of the most at-risk youth across the country.
Bill Proposes State-Mandated Sex Education for Foster Youth
Last month, California State Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) introduced a bill aimed at decreasing the rate of unintended pregnancies for the state’s foster youth. “California has undergone a significant demographic change, with a full one in four youth in foster care age 16 or older,” said Amy Lemley, executive director of John Burton Advocates for Youth, a co-sponsor of the bill.
Assessing Accessibility: Do Teens in Foster Care Have Access to the Full Range of Reproductive Health Care Services Under Medicaid?
This article considers one aspect of access by asking whether the full complement of reproductive health care services and education a teen may need is actually available to teens in foster care system.