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Finding LGBTQ+ Inclusive Medical Care
In this blog, our Youth Advisory Board member recounts the challenges and experiences she faced when accessing LGBTQ+ inclusive care and provides handy resources for foster youth in similar situations.
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Talking to Youth in Foster Care
Read tips from our Youth Advisory Board members about how doctors can provide supportive sexual and reproductive health services to youth in care
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The Foster-Friendly Healthcare Toolkit
The Toolkit includes tools to evaluate and modify both individual practice as well as the practice environment so that youth in foster care can successfully access Sexual Reproductive Health care.
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Minors living in foster care maintain all the same consent and confidentiality rights that non-dependent minors are afforded. In addition, California state law extends additional rights to youth living in foster care to reduce barriers and improve access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care.
If you would like to learn more, look below:

  • Read this guide to learn about key to compliance: reproductive & sexual health policies & practices for STRTPs.
  • All County Letter 16-82 has information about reproductive and sexual health care and related rights for youth and non-minor dependents (NMD) in foster care/
  • All County Letter 16-88 has information about California’s plan for the prevention of unintended pregnancy for youth and non-minor dependents (NMD).
  • Fast facts about the California Healthy Youth Act.
  • Fact sheet about the California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (Senate Bill 89).
These resources can help you understand, support, and protect foster youths’ reproductive and sexual health rights. It can help you learn about foster youth rights, programs, and services available as well as help you find solutions to challenges that foster youth face in accessing reproductive and sexual health care.
Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • For RHEP tool and sample scripts for age- and developmentally -appropriate conversations with youth, click for EnglishSpanish
  • Adolescent health safety card
  • Use this website for clinic referral resources
  • This document helps determine if a clinic is right for youth
  • Find more resources for youth on our website
  • Self-Taught Podcast: Former Foster Youth On Sex, Health, And Life
  • Fostering Parenthood Podcast Reimagining “The Talk” With Caregivers And Foster Youth.
  • Advice from youth for youth PowerPoint on Self-Love, Sexual Intimacy, and Healthy Relationships amid COVID-19
  • Watch this short video on meeting our youth advisory board member, Phillisha. 
  • Document on top tips for youth engagement 
  • Youth and caregiver speak PowerPoint on Creating Stronger Caregiver-Youth Relationships by embracing awkward conversationsThis webinar is part 2 of the 2020 LA RHEP Summer Learning Series.
  • Parenting Youth Speak video on how they are experiencing COVID-19 and ways to support them. This webinar is part 3 of the 2020 LA RHEP Summer Learning Series.
  • Youth perspective video on Health and Health Access in Times of COVID-19.
  • Full report on former foster youth experiences with barriers and healing during COVID-19 
  • Report Summary on former foster youth experiences with barriers and healing during COVID-19 
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