LGBTQIA2S+ Youth of Color Speak Out: Tips for Inclusive Reproductive Health Programming for Youth-Serving Providers
There have been great strides in improving inclusivity in sexual health programming, but gaps still exist for individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer or other sexual orientations or identities (LGBTQIA2S+). Critical disparities still exist among transgender people of color, Native American Two-Spirit (2S) people, and people with intersex traits.
This video offers the perspectives of LGBTQIA2S+ cis- and transgender young people of color as they were asked how to better meet their needs through evidence-based programming and interventions. Here are some of the topics discussed:
- What are topics you wished were covered in sexual health programming?
- What would you like parents, caregivers, and youth-serving individuals to know about well-being and mental health and how to offer support?
- How can youth-serving providers make sexual health programming more inclusive for LGBTQIA2S+ youth?
The accompanying tool provides reflection prompts and resources for youth-serving providers to assess current practices and gain insights into ways to create an inclusive environment that enables youth to feel informed and safe to participate fully in class discussions.