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The sexual and reproductive health of youth in foster care

 Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2018

Amy Dworsky, PhD, MSW, BA

Suggested Citation
Dworsky, A. (2018). The sexual and reproductive health of youth in foster care. In Elizabeth Trejos and Nancy Trevino (Eds.), Handbook of foster youth. New York: Routledge/Taylor and Francis. https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781351168243-8 

Conclusions
This chapter provides an overview of what we know about sexual behavior, pregnancy, and parenting among this population. 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 policies. Finally, it examines the state of the evidence on interventions aimed at preventing pregnancy and promoting sexual health among youth in foster care.

 

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