Sexual and Reproductive Health
Video taken from the channel: Able South Carolina
Women’s sexual and reproductive health (video)
Video taken from the channel: Better Health Channel
Teen Reproductive Health | Parenting Resources
Video taken from the channel: St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Pssst! Sexual Health Services for Teens
Video taken from the channel: morethanjustsex
Let’s Talk About Sexual Health
Video taken from the channel: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Adolescent health and the importance of sexuality education
Video taken from the channel: World Health Organization (WHO)
Accessing Sexual Health Care for Minors
Video taken from the channel: AMAZE Org
Confidential sexual and reproductive healthcare for teens isn’t meant to keep parents in the dark. It is, however, meant to give teens access to vital healthcare. Without it, many sexually transmitted infections may go untreated and many teens may lack access to birth control. Confidentiality extends beyond reproductive health for minors.
If you’re a teen in California, you have rights. And that’s what this section is about your legal right to accessing sexual and reproductive health care. As a teen you have the right to confidential and affordable health care. Birth Control (Including Emergency Contraception) Testing + Treatment for STDs; Pregnancy Testing + Prenatal Care. By law, Title X family planning clinics must offer private and confidential services for teens Confidential services means your health information cannot be shared with anyone without your permission, unless your health care provider is concerned that you might hurt yourself or someone else.
Learn more about teens’ rights in your state. Laws developed over the past half century have significantly improved adolescents’ access to essential sexual and reproductive health care. These laws allow many adolescent minors to give their own consent, protect confidentiality, and provide financial support for the care.
If the minor could have consented to the care on his or her own under the rules above, the care must remain confidential; POST SEXUAL ASSAULT CARE Minors have the right to consent or refuse to consent to all post-sexual assault care. This includes: Medical services, even if the minor generally could not consent on her own (e.g., treatment of injuries). Many laws exist, and many have been proposed, to limit minors’ access to confidential health services such as birth control and abortion.
Frequently, restrictive laws impose parental notification or parental consent requirements. The ability of people younger than 18 (generally, the legal definition of a minor) to consent to a range of sensitive health care services—including sexual and reproductive health care, mental health services, and alcohol and drug abuse treatment—has expanded dramatically over the past several decades. confidential and must not be divulged to parents – including the sending of a bill. • DCF must be notified of a positive STD test if the minor is 12 years of age or younger. • Care and treatment of this minor must remain confidential, although DCF may proceed with their own investigation. mlpp.
Teens receive clear information about informed consent—their right to complete and understandable information about their care and medical procedures, and to give permission to receive medical care related to contraceptive and reproductive health. Teens receive clear information that confidential contraceptive and reproductive health services are available without the need for parent. This section clarifies a teen’s rights to consent to treatment relating to pregnancy, STIs, HIV and AIDS, sexual assault, substance use and mental health.
Section Vdiscusses the specific challenges faced by minors in foster care who seek confidential treatment. Section VIprovides an overview of public insurance programs available to minors.
List of related literature:
|from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book|
|from Conn’s Current Therapy 2016|
|from My Teen Has Had Sex, Now What Do I Do?|
|from Swanson’s Family Medicine Review E-Book|
|from Health Assessment for Nursing Practice E-Book|
|from Child Abuse and Neglect E-Book: Diagnosis, Treatment and Evidence|
|from Textbook of Physical Diagnosis E-Book: History and Examination|
|from The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult|
|from School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text|
|from Sex, Brains, and Video Games, Second Edition: Information and Inspiration for Youth Services Librarians|