A new report released today from national nonprofit Advocates for Youth and reproductive and sexual health virtual clinic Hey Jane indicates that the majority of young people around the country face challenges when accessing reproductive health care on campus, often turning to telehealth and off-campus options due to concerns including privacy, comfort, stigma and reliability.
While today is an important milestone in the fight for comprehensive Title IX protections, the Department of Education must also finalize its guidance safeguarding transgender students’ access to athletics. Equal access to sports is central to Title IX’s purpose: protecting all students from gender discrimination.
Advocates condemns the Ohio legislature for the passage of a series of anti-transgender bills, over the override of Gov. DeWine. We are deeply saddened by the trauma and discrimination Ohio is working to inflict on gender expansive young people and their families.
The brief argues that Idaho’s recently passed Abortion Travel Ban, §18-623, exacerbates existing barriers young people in the state face when attempting to seek abortion care and actively harms their health, safety, and well-being in a myriad of ways.
The Act, which purports to extend resources for pregnant and parenting students, fails to expand meaningful accommodations for students and includes anti-abortion framing.
Yesterday, the Biden administration announced it will not release its proposed updates to Title IX until March of 2024 – a full year after it missed its first deadline. President Biden promised to revise Trump-era guidance that rolled back civil rights protections for survivors and LGBTQ+ students.