The comments section of the California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide blog has been filled with rich discussions about the experiences of teen parents, the worries of pregnant students, programs that help young families and more.
In response to Sandra’s post about watching teens share information, commenters addressed the need for teens to be aware of all the family planning and health resources available to them. As one commenter, calsafeesco, wrote: “There are a alot of resources, but not many teens are aware, or just don’t ask for the help…are they afraid? What do you think keeps a teen from asking for help?”
Now, readers, we’re asking you the same question. What do you think keeps teens from asking for help – whether they have concerns about school, getting health insurance, accessing aid, or anything else that’s on their minds?
Note: Sandra is a program development coordinator for the education and community outreach department at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV), a partner in promoting the California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide.