Teen Pregnancy Among Young Women In Foster Care: A Primer

Boonstra, Heather D.
March 2011
Guttmacher Policy Review;2011, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p8
The article discusses the lack of awareness and information of child welfare agencies to prevent teenage pregnancy in foster home care in the U.S. It notes that repeat pregnancies are experienced by most young women in foster care before reaching the age of 19. It mentions that youth access to health care are provided by federal resources which are managed by advocates, child welfare groups, and policymakers.


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