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Sexual and reproductive health includes everything from general health care to birth control. Good sexual and reproductive health includes your physical, mental and social well-being. It means that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, have the ability to reproduce, and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for Youth in Foster Care

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 →

More Resources

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.