The Sexual And Reproductive Health Of Youth In Foster Care (Chapter 1 in Handbook Of Foster Youth).
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This chapter provides an overview of research findings on the sexual behavior, pregnancy, and parenting among foster youth. It discusses the sexual and reproductive health care needs of this population and how those needs are (or are not) being addressed by federal and State polices. Finally, it examines the state of the evidence on interventions aimed at preventing pregnancy and improving parenting among youth in foster care. Numerous references. (Author abstract modified)
foster adolescents; sexuality; sex education; evidence based practice; promising practices; ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY PREVENTION; ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY; BIRTH CONTROL; Venereal diseases