Can I stay in school if I’m pregnant?


Yes. All young people in Texas have a right to a public school education. A federal law called Title IX prohibits discrimination in education on the basis of pregnancy and parental status. No matter what you decide to do with your pregnancy, you are allowed to stay in school and cannot be forced to attend a different school. In fact, most counties require that everyone ages 6-17 (or until high school graduation) stay in school. Having a teen pregnancy does not mean that you cannot continue with your education; schools are required to make accommodations so that you can continue.

Your rights under Title IX are described here. If your school is refusing to accommodate your pregnancy or otherwise violating Title IX, call our hotline at 1-866-999-5263.






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