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Lauren Caton

Student, researcher, University of California-Berkeley

Lauren Caton is a current MPH candidate in the Maternal and Child Health program at the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health. She is a multi-generational Texan from Houston and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016. She currently works as a graduate researcher on adolescent reproductive health policy.

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The "other" wall Texas is building — around teen moms

It’s high time we equip adolescent girls — particularly vulnerable and parenting youth — with the right to make decisions over their own bodies, just as they can for their own children. Adolescents can access contraceptive services without parental consent in 32 states, and an additional 14 states grant these rights to parenting teens, but not to all adolescents.