What is Sexual and Reproductive Health?

Sexual and reproductive health includes everything from general health care to birth control. Good sexual and reproductive health includes your physical, mental and social well-being.  It means that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, have the ability to reproduce, and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so. 

Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for Youth in Foster Care

Young people in foster care can make many decisions about their sexual and reproductive health care on their own. Foster youth have the right to choose their own doctor, get the type of birth control they want, protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases, get help with transportation to the clinic, have privacy in their personal information, and have options if they become pregnant. 

Sex, Relationships, and Birth Control

Having a healthy sex life means taking care of your body, choosing if and when you want to have sex, feeling safe and comfortable with yourself and your partner and good communication. Learn about your birth control options, practicing safe sex, and how to communicate with your partner.


Your sexual orientation and gender are important parts of who you are. Learning more about gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation can help you understand yourself and the world around you.

Pregnancy, Adoption, Legal Guardianship and Abortion

If you are pregnant, you can choose to keep your baby, place the baby for adoption or with an adult guardian, or have an abortion. 

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV

STIs are super common, and lots of people have questions about them. Here are the facts on how STIs are transmitted, how to prevent STIs, and why there‚Äôs no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed if you have one.