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Foster Youth Speak: Trends and Insights from RHEP’s 2023 Bi-Annual Youth Survey on Sexual and Reproductive Health

Join us on June 26, 2024 at 10AM as the Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (RHEP) unveil results from our 2023 Bi-Annual Youth Survey!

This webinar will present results from the survey, conducted in the summer of 2023, including where youth get sexual health information, how they access care, and the barriers they face while highlighting differences based on age, gender, sexual orientation, or racial/ethnic identity. The presentation will provide opportunities to discuss implications for policy and practice and possible next steps.

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Self-Taught S2 Episode 6

It’s Complicated: Mental Health and Foster Care. In this episode, Kat, Elyzabeth, Alexis, and Esme talk about the unique challenges (former) foster youth face when accessing the mental healthcare services they need.

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Self-Taught S2 Episode 5

Abortion Care According to Former Foster Youth. In this unflinchingly honest episode, Tamar, Phillisha, and Cody discuss abortion care in this open.

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Self-Taught S2 Episode 4

What foster youth need to know about prenatal care. In this episode, Kat, Cody, Phillisha and Sarah talk about getting the care you need leading up to birth, which is known as prenatal care.

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Self-Taught S2 Episode 3

Former Foster Youth On Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) In this episode, we discuss methods for safe sex, relatable accounts of what it’s like to navigate the healthcare system with an STI, shaking off stigma, being open and feeling safe with partners, and more.

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Self-Taught S2 Episode 2

How Can Foster Youth Use Birth Control on Their Terms? In this episode, Kat and Brandy talk about their personal experiences with birth control and provide an overview of the variety of birth control methods available.

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Self-Taught S2 Episode 1

What Are Foster Youth’s Rights To Healthcare? In this Episode, Tamar and Alexis sit down with Rebecca Gudeman to highlight many of these rights for youth in California and to talk about what often gets in the way of youth in care being able to fully benefit from them.

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Tamar Sebesta

Tamar Sebesta She/Her “Tamar here! I’m a senior at CSUN, majoring in Public Relations within the Journalism department. Throughout my college journey, I’ve delved into media across entertainment, advertising, and

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Robert Rosales

Robert Rosales He/Him “I’m Robert, and I go by he/him pronouns. Originally from Fresno, CA, I moved to the Los Angeles area around two years ago. With over four years

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