Youth in foster care can make many decisions about their sexual and reproductive health care on their own. Youth have the right to choose their own doctor, get the type of birth control they want, protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases, get help with transportation to the clinic, have privacy in their personal information, and have options if they become pregnant. Continue Reading →
Having a healthy sex life means taking care of your body, choosing if and when you want to have sex, feeling safe and comfortable with yourself and your partner and good communication. Continue Reading →
Your sexual orientation and gender are important parts of who you are. Learning more about gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation can help you understand yourself and the world around you. Continue Reading →
If you are pregnant, you can choose to keep your baby, place the baby for adoption or with an adult guardian, or have an abortion. Continue Reading →
STIs are super common, and lots of people have questions about them. Here are the facts on how STIs are transmitted, how to prevent STIs, and why there’s no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed if you have one. Continue Reading →
Want to learn about resources, services, and information specifically for young people in foster care?
Teenparent.net: This website is for foster youth who are expecting or parenting that includes information on financial help, childcare, mental health, dating violence, and much more.
KnowBeforeYouGo: The mission of Know Before You Go is to empower youth to become their own advocates, armed with the knowledge and information they need to succeed in work, school and life.
Teenhealthrights.org: A guide with information about your rights to sex, pregnancy, and parenting.
fosterreprohealth.org: Provides a list of sexual and reproductive health resources and services available to young people in foster care.
You have the right to decline to participate in ILP. Continue Reading →
ILP, which is funded by federal money and run by the county, can provide you with: Continue Reading →
You are eligible for ILP as long as you are between 16 and 21 years old (up to and including the day before your 21st birthday) AND were just one of the following: Continue Reading →
Unfortunately, you are not eligible for ILP if you: Continue Reading →