Issue Statements

Our positions are guided by our mission and values. They all reflect:

  • A commitment to helping young people grow up healthy. All of our work is tied to addressing documented risk and protective factors helping young people improve their sexual health.
  • A thorough review of research and evidence. We promote programs and strategies that are proven to work.
  • Deep respect for all young people, their values, potential, health, and dignity.  
  • Support for the network of people, systems, and organizations in which young people develop. This includes supporting and strengthening their parents, families, schools, and communities. 

Please view these issue statements to understand why we do what we do. 

Issue Statements


Advocacy and Politics


LGBTQ Young People

Minor's Consent


Pregnancy in 18 and 19 Year Olds

Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Sex Education