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Teen Pregnancy Increased In The Past Few Years

“16 And Pregnant”: it’s not just an MTV reality show, it’s also America’s scary reality! A Centers for Disease Control report just came out which discovered teen pregnancy increased in…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2009 - 12:20 pm

“Condom Worshippers” Rejoice!

Federal funding for abstinence-only education was stripped from the budget in the House subcommittee, and the Christian News Wire isn’t too happy about this. According to them, “There is evidence…

Carrie Wasterlain | July 16, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Your iPurity Ring Will Keep You From Being An iSlut

Having a little trouble staying a virgin until your wedding night? Do you also have an iPhone? Then download the Purity Ring iPhone app where you can take a pledge…

Jessica Wakeman | July 14, 2009 - 5:20 pm

An Orgasm A Day Keeps The Doctor Away, British Kids Are Told

Jeebus. Why does everybody get so freaked out when adults dare to talk about teenagers masturbating, considering horny 13-year-old guys probably jerk off more than anyone in the world? Alas,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 13, 2009 - 3:20 pm

Let’s End The War Between Abstinence And Sex Positive Feminism

In a disturbing post yesterday called, “Why Do Feminists Find Abstinence Intolerable?” Susan Walsh, a blogger for the site Hooking Up Smart, uses our current “hookup culture” as undeniable proof…

Wendy Atterberry | June 24, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Teens Aren’t Keen On Using Contraception, But That Doesn’t Mean They’ve Stopped Going At It

It’s a good thing abstinence-only advocates are tweaking their message, because the old one didn’t seem to be working. According to a study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public…

Catherine Strawn | June 23, 2009 - 5:50 pm

Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Is Rebranding Its Message

If you’re wondering who thought it was a good idea for Bristol Palin, pregnant at 17, to warn America’s teens not to have sex until they’re married, you’re not alone.

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2009 - 11:00 am

Bristol Says The Darndest Things

When Bristol Palin got knocked up at age 17, she made national headlines. We applauded her for realizing that “everyone should be abstinent or whatever but it’s not realistic at…

Carrie Wasterlain | May 20, 2009 - 6:45 pm

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Up Again

President Barack Obama has been in office for more than 50 days, but the impact of the previous eight years is still leaving an impression. According to a new report…

Annika Harris | March 19, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Bristol Palin Doesn’t Think Mom’s Favorite Method Of Birth Control Is Very Realistic

New mom, Bristol Palin, appeared on Fox News last night to talk about what it’s like to be a new mother, in an interview she scheduled without giving…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 17, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Does The Twilight Series Promote Abstinence?

I’m going to have to go with “Yes, sort of.” Being that Twilight’s author, Stephanie Meyers, is a devout Mormon, I didn’t really expect to crack open the first book…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 3, 2008 - 5:30 pm

Thongs For Abstinence Or Marketing

We’ve seen abstinence-promoting promise rings, bracelets and even sweats. Now, your underwear, specifically your thong, can announce your commitment to abstinence with slogans like, “Earn your right to wear white.

Annika Harris | July 30, 2008 - 7:30 pm