Policy Statement on Access to Reproductive Health Services
Reproductive healthcare for youth includes autonomy in reproductive health decision-making and is essential to child and adolescent physical, mental, and developmental health. Evidence-based reproductive health services like prenatal care, childbirth, postnatal care, contraception and abortion are important medical interventions.
To ensure the healthy physical, mental, and developmental health of children and adolescents, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry recommends:
- Ensuring children and adolescents have access to evidence-based reproductive health services, including abortion.