At NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, we are committed to advocating for and advancing the reproductive rights and freedom of all youth throughout our state. If you are a pregnant or parenting teen, we would like to hear from you about your experiences as a student in public high school. To the best of your ability and comfort level, please fill out and submit the survey below. We welcome any and all responses, as this research will inform our future policy work as we continue to advocate for students to realize both parenting and educational goals.

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* 1. (Optional) Enter Your name (first and last) or scroll to the next question.

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* 2. (Optional) Email address for further inquiries:

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* 3. Please select the school district in which you are a student

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* 4. Please specify the school in which you attend(ed) or are a recent graduate from.

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* 5. Are you a pregnant or parenting high school student or recent graduate in/from a Maryland public high school?

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* 6. As of Spring 2019, what will be your academic standing?

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* 7. When did you become pregnant? (Month/Year)

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* 8. Was information from your school readily available to you concerning your rights as a pregnant or parenting student?

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* 9. What type of staff members provided support to you as a pregnant and parenting student? What type of support did they provide?

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* 10. What did you see as the biggest barrier for you as a pregnant and/or parenting student?

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* 11. Were/are there childcare services offered at your school?  If so, what services are available?

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* 12. Did your school offer you assistance in finding childcare? If so, what types of assistance were offered to you?

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* 13. Were you able to pump or express milk on school grounds?  If you answered yes, where were you allowed or instructed to pump?

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* 14. If you were able to pump or express milk at school, what accommodations were provided (i.e. access to an electrical outlet, food-safe storage, sink with running water, a clean and private room, etc.)?

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* 15. Choose "Yes" or "No":  Please indicate which option best describes pumping or expressing breaks at your school.

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I am able to pump or express at any time of day.
I am able to pump or express at certain times of the day (i.e. lunch, before/after class).
I am not able or given time to pump or express at school.
I am given adequate time to pump or express for every break (15+ minutes).
My break to pump or express is an excused absence from class.
I am able to make up work or assignments, if I take a break to pump. 

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* 16. What was the strongest form of adversity you face(d) as a pregnant and/or parenting student?

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* 17. How would you rate the support available for you and other pregnant and parenting students?

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* 18. Did becoming a pregnant and parenting student delay your education or alter your educational path? If yes, please explain.

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* 19. What barriers most interfered with your success as a pregnant and parenting student? Select all that apply.

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* 20. What suggestions do you have to help keep pregnant and/or parenting students in school?

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* 21. What could schools do to help pregnant and/or parenting students graduate?

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* 22. In 2017, Maryland passed a law (HB616) concerning excused absences for medical and legal reasons for pregnant and parenting students. Were you familiar with the passage of this law?

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* 23. If you answered yes to the previous question, how did you hear about the new attendance policy for pregnant and parenting students?

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* 24. In order to better understand the barriers faced by pregnant and/or parenting students, please provide as much demographic information you are comfortable with.

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