Youth in foster care can make many decisions about sexual and reproductive health on their own. Sexual and reproductive health includes:

  • Sex, love and relationships
  • Sexual orientation & gender
  • Forms of birth control
  • Puberty
  • STI prevention & treatment
  • Body awareness

As a foster youth, YOU have sexual and reproductive health rights. You have the right to:

  • Choose and have birth control that works for you
  • Get transportation to a clinic in a timely manner
  • Choose your own doctor and clinic
  • Keep your sexual health information private

For a full list of your sexual and reproductive health rights and for more information, visit the following sites: MyLifeMyRights.org: This website is a guide to getting an education, getting a job, and getting on with life after foster care. Teenparent.net: This website is for foster youth who are expecting or parenting, which includes information on financial help, childcare, mental health, dating violence, and much more. KnowB4Ugo.org 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.

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