Webinar Resources: Reproductive Health Care is Foundational to Thriving
Publication Year: 2023
A Discussion with Youth Leaders and Reproductive Health Advocates
On June 28, GTY, Youth Transition Funders Group and Grantmakers for Girls of Color hosted a discussion with youth leaders and reproductive health advocates.
Youth Leaders Told Us
- Regardless of where they live, young people are concerned about further regressive measures, especially targeting queer and trans individuals.
- They need accurate and trustworthy information to push back against stigmatizing narratives.
- They rely on community-based organizations that provide education, medical care, testing, and other services related to reproductive health equity and word-of-mouth recommendations to find care.
- They need peer support and safe spaces where they are listened to and can advocate for themselves effectively.
- They want their basic needs met without having to fight so hard.
What Funders Can Do
- Support programs that focus on youth reproductive health issues.
- Listen to young people in your community.
- Support comprehensive approaches that go beyond access to medical procedures to include health education, mental health support, transportation costs, lost wages and more.
- Amplify narratives to dispel stigmatizing social norms around sexuality and gender to improve health care outcomes.
Learn More About Reproductive Health and Justice
- In Our Words: The Impact of the Overturning of Roe v. Wade on Girls, Young Women, and Gender Expansive Young People of Color.
- Self-Taught: The Podcast – A podcast from foster youth for foster youth, with conversations we wish we had while growing up.
- The Reproductive Health Equity Project
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