Sexual Health Literacy
CHLP advocates for written policies guaranteeing LGBTQ+ inclusive/affirming sexual healthcare and sexual health literacy programming in juvenile detention, foster care, and other state-operated youth facilities.
This multidisciplinary initiative works to secure the right of youth in state custody to comprehensive, LGBTQ-affirming sexual health care. This includes providing sexual health literacy programming and ensuring that staff of all government-operated and -regulated youth facilities is equipped to understand and protect all youth in their care, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE). Professional standards and expert consensus indicate that the provision of these services is vital to the health, safety, and well-being of young people. This is not only a matter of good public health policy but is required by law.