Teenagers' privacy rights are being put to the test in Kansas, where a federal suit is challenging a law requiring all sexual activity by young teens to be reported to authorities. Under the 24-year-old law, doctors, school counselors and psychotherapists are required to report the sexual activity of anyone younger than 16 as evidence of child abuse. The Center for Reproductive Rights is challenging the law, arguing that it threatens the confidentiality of teenagers seeking health care services.
Court Takes Up Teen 'Kiss & Tell' Reporting Law
The National Law Journal
February 10, 2006