Featured Organization: Advocates for Youth

Founded in 1980, Advocates for Youth is a nonprofit advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Advocates envisions a society that views sexuality as normal and healthy and treats young people as a valuable resource. Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth. Advocates for Youth works in collaboration with national, state, and local groups to run a number of initiatives including contraceptive access for youth, teen pregnancy prevention, STI prevention, comprehensive sex education, and ending homophobia and transphobia against youth.

Resources:

  • Programs and Initiatives: Learn more about Advocates for Youth’s many programs
  • Providing LARCs to Young Women: A factsheet on the safety, effectiveness and history of LARCs, including links to resources for professionals, providers and consumers
  • Publications: Publications include information on involving communities to improve programs and policies for youth, discovering the facts about adolescent sexual health, involving youth in peer education, and educating young people.
  • Contraceptive Access and Information: Includes general facts about contraception and links to resources
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