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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Applying Gender Transformative Approaches

Date: September 21, 2017

Healthy Teen Network believes that organizations that deliver sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services should apply gender transformative approaches to their service delivery. When so doing, professionals who provide sexuality education, clinical, and supportive services to youth should be cognizant of the environment and social norms within which the youth reside and remain…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Ensuring equity by applying gender transformative approaches. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-ensuring-equity-youth-applying-gender-transformative-approaches
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Position Statement: Health Promotion & The Social Determinants of Health

Date: September 20, 2017

Healthy Teen Network believes that health promotion, or a holistic approach we call Youth 360⁰, is the best way to achieve positive health and well-being outcomes for all youth. How and where youth live, learn, and play matters. Health promotion is an approach that enables people to increase control over and improve their health, while…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Health promotion & the social determinants of health. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-health-promotion-social-determinants-health/
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Position Statement: Homelessness & Its Intersection with Sexual Behavior among Youth

Date: January 11, 2018

Healthy Teen Network maintains that housing is a universal human right, and by extension, a right all. Americans should enjoy equitably. Furthermore, we recognize the centrality of safe and stable housing to achieving whole health. Accordingly, we support policies, programs, and practices to ensure permanent, safe, and affordable housing for all as a matter of…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Position statement: Homelessness and its intersection with sexual behavior among youth. Baltimore: Author. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-homelessness-intersection-sexual-behavior/
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Position Statement: Human Trafficking

Date: October 24, 2016

Healthy Teen Network supports the development and delivery of resources and services for youth who are victims and survivors of human trafficking. Healthy Teen Network calls upon all organizations that interact with youth, including hospitals, health centers, law enforcement agencies, child welfare agencies, juvenile justice authorities, youth-supporting organizations, and schools to screen youth to assess…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Position statement: Human trafficking. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-human-trafficking/
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Position Statement: Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for Adolescent & Young Adult Men

Date: October 24, 2016

Healthy Teen Network believes that adolescent and young adult men (AYAM, or young men) deserve comprehensive sexuality education and optimal sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in order to achieve whole health. SRH services should be designed and delivered with consideration for young men. While young men may enjoy many privileges and opportunities by virtue…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Position statement: Sexual & reproductive health needs of adolescent & young adult men. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-srh-ayam
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Position Statement: Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for Immigrant Youth

Date: September 21, 2017

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Healthy Teen Network believes that immigrant youth (people aged 24 and younger without U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status) deserve comprehensive sexuality education and optimal sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in order to achieve whole health. Sexual and reproductive health services should be designed and delivered with consideration for immigrant youth. Healthy Teen…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Sexual & reproductive health services for immigrant youth. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-SRH-immigrant-youth/
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Position Statement: Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for System-Involved Youth

Date: September 21, 2017

Healthy Teen Network believes that youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems (system-involved youth) deserve comprehensive sexuality education and optimal sexual and reproductive health services in order to achieve whole health. SRH services should be designed and delivered with consideration for system-involved youth. Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Sexual & reproductive health services for system-involved youth. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-SRH-system-involved-youth/
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Position Statement: Sexuality Education

Date: June 22, 2016

This position statement details our belief that that all young people should receive, with unfettered access, comprehensive sexuality education. Sexuality education curricula delivered to all people should be based in scientific theory and supported by an evidence base of effectiveness. Sexuality education should be integrated into all educational levels and programs and across the academic…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2016). Position statement: Sexuality education. Baltimore: Author. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-sexuality-education/
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Position Statement: Title X Family Planning Program

Date: June 9, 2017

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Healthy Teen Network supports continuation of the federal Title X family planning program, which provides federally funded health services to women and families, including preconception and prenatal healthcare, contraceptive care, and other health and screening services. We support sustained and increased funding of the Title X program. Healthy Teen Network opposes the exclusion of qualified…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Title X family planning program. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-title-x-family-planning-program/
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Position Statement: Universal Right to Health Care

Date: September 21, 2017

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Healthy Teen Network maintains that health care is a universal human right, and by extension, a right all Americans should enjoy equitably. In the United States, the universal right to health care must be accomplished by ensuring that each American 1) can enter the nation’s healthcare system without any barrier of discrimination or other impediment…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Universal right to health care. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-universal-right-health-care/
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