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.