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NPR Report: In Juvenile Detention, Girls Find Health System Geared To Boys

Tuesday, November 27, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Taylor Stockdell
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In Juvenile Detention, Girls Find Health System Geared To Boys

More and more teenage girls are incarcerated each year, and this may be the only time they get health care.

Unfortunately, it doesn't meet their health needs, because this system was geared towards boys. 

This story discusses a new system created specifically for girls.  The Girls Health Screen consists of 132 questions that would be asked of all girls upon arrival in a detention facility.

Listen to the full story here: http://www.wbur.org/npr/165913879/in-juvenile-detention-girls-find-health-system-geared-to-boys


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