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Accessing Abortion in Illinois: A guide for health care and social service providers

This resource guide was initially created in 2014 by the University of Chicago a program of family planning. The guide provides resources to improve access to abortion., but this section is especially helpful for “health and social service providers advise pregnant persons who may be seeking abortion care in Illinois.” Under Illinois law, a pregnant […]

Listen to Youth: Adult Allies Must Support the Repeal of Illinois’ Forced Parental Notification Law

by Renee Bracey Sherman Check out the full article on RH Reality Check As May comes to a close, so do National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month campaigns. Some of the conversations this monthhighlighted the need for comprehensive, age-appropriate health and sexuality education, and to ensure young people have access to contraception. But sadly, it was also […]

Abortion-Seeking Minors’ Views on the Illinois Parental Notification Law: A Qualitative Study (2012)

UPDATE: While the parental involvement law was not in place in Illinois at the time the research was performed, the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion is now in effect.  Under this act, health care providers must notify an adult family member 48 hours before performing an abortion for a patient under 18 years old.  There […]

Howard Brown Health Center (Chicago, IL)

Howard Brown Health Center was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations.  Howard Brown Center is based in Chicago and serves men, women, infants, youth, and children through many health clinics and research centers.  For more information about Howard Brown Health Center’s history, click […]

Sexual Health Education Laws (2008)

ICAH Fact sheet regarding the Illinois School Code regarding Sex Education (105 ICLS 5/27_9.1) and the Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act (105 ICLS 110/).

Medical and Public Health Sexual Health Education Recommendations (2007)

This fact sheet issued by ICAH reviews the recommendations for Sexual Health Education in schools by Medical and Public Health organizations such as: American Academy of Pediatrics American Medical Association World Health Organization American Public Health Association American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Society for Adolescent Medicine These organizations recommend that Sexual Health Education programs […]

Curricula Assessment Tool (2007)

The Curricula Assessment Tool was designed by the ICAH to serve as a guide for Teachers, Administrators, Students, Parents and Members of the community working to ensure that the sex education curriculum being taught meets high standards for content and focus. Acting as a checklist, the form provides the items required by the state of […]

The Teen Parenting Service Network (TPSN) (Illinois)

The Teen Parenting Service Network (TPSN) works exclusively with pregnant and parenting youth in Illinois Department of Children and Family Services care throughout Illinois. The Teen Parenting Service Network provides an array of service to youth in care and can link youths to professionals who can assist with case management, education, parenting classes and support […]

Housing Crisis – Pregnant and Parenting Youth (2004)

This fact sheet discusses the housing crisis for pregnant and parenting youth in Illinois based on a study done in 2004.  According to statistics: In 2002, there were 18,546 births to women under the age of 20 in Illinois. A statewide survey of social service providers conducted by the Center for Impact Research (CIR) found […]

Illinois YRBS Results 2011 (Excluding Chicago)

Summary: This survey is by the Child Health Data Lab and consists of findings from high school students from 33 Illinois public schools with the exception of Chicago. Students were asked about various risk-taking behaviors, including sexual health. The survey included multiple charts and graphs. Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results from years  2007 and […]

SIECUS State Profiles: Illinois (2010)

(Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) SIECUS State Profiles represents the most complete portrait ever assembled of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs and their intersection with sexuality education programs in the United States. This publication includes individual profiles of every state and the District of Columbia that are intended to serve as a guide and […]

Illinois Databook (2007)

The 2007 Illinois Sexually Transmitted Diseases Summary provides statistics and trends of reported sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Illinois for 1998-2007 and consists of five sections: Illinois 2007 epidemiologic summary; Illinois statewide statistics tables; Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis sections that have tables of cases, rates and county demographics statistics. Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) […]