Are You Still In School?
Keeping up with homework, studying for tests, and having extracurricular activities are all part of the school experience. Throw in an unplanned pregnancy, and it is overwhelming.
Did you know it is entirely possible to be pregnant and stay in school? In fact, you have the law on your side.
Title IX protects against discrimination related to pregnancy, childbirth, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. It prohibits a school from treating students differently due to their parental, family, or marital status based on their sex.
Every student is ensured freedom from harassment, intimidation, or other discrimination because of pregnancy or parenting-related conditions. Title IX also guarantees the right to take medically necessary leave due to their pregnancy or parent-related responsibilities.
Know Your Rights
The U.S. Department of Education lists your rights as a pregnant or parenting student. Learn more about what your school must allow:
- Participation in all classes and extracurricular activities
- Excused absences and medical leave
- Protection from harassment
- A published policy against sex discrimination
- Additional support
Contact Us To Learn More
If you would like to know more about your rights as a pregnant or parenting student, contact us. We will review them with you and discuss your specific situation.