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Focus Areas


Focus Areas 

Access to Services

The​ ​Michigan​ ​Organization​ ​on​ ​Adolescent​ ​Sexual​ ​Health​ ​(MOASH)​ ​supports​ and advocates for ​unrestricted​ ​access​ ​to​ ​safe,​ ​legal, and​ ​affordable​ ​healthcare​ ​services​ ​for​ ​adolescents​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​federal​ ​law.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​right​ ​of​ ​all​ ​people, including​ ​young​ ​people,​ ​to​ ​have​ ​the​ ​tools​ ​necessary​ ​to​ ​control​ ​their​ ​sexual and reproductive​ ​health. Often youth are disproportionally impacted by the challenges (finances, transportation, insurance, proximity to quality care facilities, provider competence and support, etc.)​ that most people face in seeking care,​ ​and they also face unique challenges as minors regarding confidentiality and parental consent.​

Violence Prevention

The​ ​Michigan​ ​Organization​ ​on​ ​Adolescent​ ​Sexual​ ​Health​ ​(MOASH)​ ​works to promote​ ​a​ ​culture​ ​of​ ​safety​ ​and​ ​respect​ ​by​ ​championing​ ​policies​ ​for gender equity, as well as ​clear​ ​consent​ ​communication​ ​in​ ​sexual relationships.​ ​We support many efforts around sexual assault prevention, awareness, and services for survivors; consent-inclusive sexual health education; affirmative consent policies; anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies related to sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), or marital or parental status; and more.

Sex Education

The​ ​Michigan​ ​Organization​ ​on​ ​Adolescent​ ​Sexual​ ​Health​ ​(MOASH)​ ​supports​ ​the​ ​implementation​ ​of​ ​medically accurate,​ ​evidence-informed,​ ​age-appropriate,​ ​and​ ​comprehensive​ ​sexual​ ​health​ ​education​ ​in​ ​schools​ ​that​ ​is inclusive​ ​and​ ​affirming​ ​of​ ​all​ ​sexual​ ​identities.​ ​Youth​ ​have​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​accurate​ ​and​ ​complete​ ​information​ ​in order​ ​to​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​make​ ​informed​ ​decisions​ ​about​ ​their​ ​own​ ​sexual​ ​and​ ​reproductive​ ​health.​ ​MOASH​ ​believes sexual​ ​health​ ​education​ ​starts​ ​at​ ​birth​ ​and​ ​is​ ​a​ ​lifelong​ ​learning​ ​process​ ​that​ ​respects​ ​cultural​ ​norms,​ ​values, and​ ​beliefs.

Infographics and Toolkits


Stay in the know about young people's rights.

Want to know what's going on in the policy realm with adolescent sexual health in Michigan?  Curious to know where MOASH stands on the issues? Check out MOASH's Policy Positions and legislative trackers below!

Policy Positions

Check the status of the legislation we're watching about...

These documents have been developed by MOASH as part of our mission to educate our communities about policies and legislation that will impact adolescent sexual health (ASH) in the state of Michigan. These are living documents that will be updated at regular intervals to reflect the latest happenings on proposals related to ASH. Source material for legislation, including the official text and interpretation/analysis, can be found at and

Legislative Tracking

How a Bill Becomes Law in MI

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