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TEEN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH TASK FORCE

There are no meetings scheduled at this time. Click here for more information or to join the TRH Task Force mailing list.

BACKGROUND

In the Spring of 2013, the Orange County Women's Health Project partnered with Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties to launch the Teen Reproductive Health (TRH) Task Force to address the disparities in the teen birth rates within certain pockets of Orange County and the slowly increasing rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) across Orange County. 

POLICY BRIEFS & RECOMMENDATIONS

Over the next eighteen months, the TRH Task Force prepared a Policy Brief, and on October 17, 2014, presented the following policy recommendations at the 3rd Orange County Women's Health Policy Summit:

1. Ensure teen pregnancy prevention and sexual health programs for youth in Orange County are culturally competent and use a gender lens.
 
2. Integrate pregnancy prevention and sexual health education into delivery of basic needs and services for high-risk youth in Orange County. 

3. Promote sexual health literacy among parents and adults that work with youth in Orange County. 

4. Understand sexual risk behaviors among youth in Orange County.

In 2015 the OCWHP worked with PPOSBC to develop an action plan and mobilized the TRH Task Force to support comprehensive sex education in public schools. Thanks in part to this effort, as of January 1, 2016, the California Healthy Youth Act (AB 329) mandates, updates, and expands sexual health education in public schools in California. The TRH Task Force is supporting the implementation of the California Healthy Youth Act.

Click here to read the 2014 Policy Brief: Teen Reproductive Health

Click here to view the Teen Reproductive Health Policy Recommendation Presentation


TEEN DATING VIOLENCE 

Thank you to all who supported #LoveIsOC! 
https://loveis.funraise.org/team/orange-county-womens-health-project

Love Is HEALTHY TEEN RELATIONSHIPS

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019 the OCWHP and 6 other organizations raised $89,643 to support healthy teen relationships in Orange County.  The OCWHP raised over $10,000 to continue educating teens and those who work with teens on healthy relationships and how relationships impact health.  Thank you to everyone who supported #LoveIsOC and the OCWHP!

Thank you to our student volunteers for helping us promote healthy relationships and boldly address key issues impacting Orange County teens.  A special thank you to our Orange County School of the Arts students, Hannah Kim and Ella Webb, for your filmmaking and direction.  You can find our #LoveIsOC videos on social media and YouTube.

The OCWHP’s programs bring together all of Orange County to provide teens with the knowledge to:
  • foster respectful and accepting relationships
  • access mental health resources & reduce stigma 
  • prevent sexually transmitted infections and teen pregnancy 
  • prevent dating violence


ADVOCACY

The OCWHP advocates for and implements positive changes in local school policies to adopt comprehensive sex education in accordance with the California Healthy Youth Act.