S.1530 - Youth Access to Sexual Health Services Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] (Introduced 05/16/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/16/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1530 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/16/2019)
Youth Access to Sexual Health Services Act of 2019
This bill authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to support the access of marginalized youth to sexual health services such as sexual health education and contraception. The bill defines marginalized youth as a person under the age of 26 who is disadvantaged by underlying structural barriers and social inequity.
Grants may be used to (1) provide sexual health information to marginalized youth, (2) promote effective communication regarding sexual health among marginalized youth, (3) promote and support opportunities for school-age parents, and (4) train individuals who work with marginalized youth to promote sexual health and the development of safe and supportive environments.
Grants may not be used to provide access to health services that (1) are medically unsound; (2) withhold sexual health-promoting or lifesaving information; (3) promote gender stereotypes; or (4) are insensitive or unresponsive to the needs of young people, including youth with varying gender identities and sexual orientations, sexually active youth, pregnant or parenting youth, and survivors of sexual abuse or assault.
Unobligated funds for abstinence education are transferred and made available for these grants.