United States


Young people deserve access to the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion, contraception and gender-affirming care, yet they often face unique challenges when seeking care. The Guttmacher Institute tracks legislation that affects adolescents’ lives and produces research and policy analyses that emphasize the need to equip young people with the tools to have agency over their sexual and reproductive health.  


Young people are one of the groups that are hit especially hard by abortion bans and restrictions like parental involvement laws. Minors also often lack financial resources and encounter logistical obstacles to accessing abortion care.