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Episode 2: How Can Foster Youth Use Birth Control on Their Terms?

Featuring Brandy

How do hormonal and non-hormonal birth control methods work? How can you properly use birth control? As a young person in the foster care system, how can you advocate for yourself? The good news is there is no one-size-fits-all approach. It’s all about what works best for you. Kat and Brandy of RHEP’s Youth Advisory Board talk about their personal experiences with birth control and provide an overview of the variety of birth control methods available.

Content Advisory: The stories we are sharing sometimes touch on different kinds of trauma, please take care of yourself while you listen.

Kat (she/her) is a RHEP Youth Advisory Board Member

Brandy (she/her) is a RHEP Youth Advisory Board member

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