May has been designated as Sex-Ed for All month by key organizations across the country. Sex Ed For All is an effort to help young people in marginalized communities, including communities of color, LGBTQ+ young people, immigrants, those with lower incomes, those living in rural areas and those in foster care have access to the information and care they need to ensure their lifelong sexual and reproductive health.
Why Foster Youth Need Sex-Ed is a feature article in this week's Public Health Post released in support of Sex Ed for All month. The article discusses the sexual reproductive health risks of youth in foster care and provides justification for how to address these needs in child welfare. This article provides a synopsis of a journal article published earlier this year and authored by Dr. Finigan-Carr and Ms. Rochon Steward of the Ruth Young Center with Ms Catherine Watson of the Baltimore City Health Department.