16 and Pregnant: The Reality and Politics of Adolescent Reproductive Care
Jane Mauldon, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Lynn Ponton, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, UCSF
Lupe Rodriguez, Director of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Dr. Sophia Yen, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford School of Medicine
Lisa Aliferis, Health Editor, KQED News - Moderator
Teen pregnancy and young motherhood is an issue that spans education, politics, health, family life and more. It has received great attention recently with the federal decision to block over-the-counter sales of an after-sex contraceptive pill to girls under age 17. Given this ruling, as well as the creation of other new health-care legislation, what is the reality of teen pregnancy and teen reproductive care? How are our communities addressing this issue? Are there new barriers to birth control access and if so, what are they? To discuss this issue, we’re bringing together experts from the fields of health care, psychology, politics and more.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program
Also know: Underwritten by the California Wellness Foundation. Photo by Hubert Chunghao Chao.