teen pregnancy

Bristol Palin Aghast, Claims The Government Is Doling Out IUDs To 10-Year Olds

Not sure she should be criticizing anyone responsible enough to use birth control.

Robyn Pennacchia |

1-In-5 Sexually Active Teens Have Used The Morning-After Pill

A survey from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that teen use of the morning-after pill has risen from 1-in-12 a decade ago to 1-in-5 today. There wasn’t…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Chicago’s First Manslaughter Trial Against A Police Officer In 15 Years Starts Today

The trial of a police officer for manslaughter begins today in Chicago, the first in the last 15 years of the city’s history. Officer Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd, an unarmed Black

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Mississippi Bans Sex-Ed Condom Demos, But This Teacher Found A Clever Way Around That

Mississippi, one of the states that prefers abstinence education to comprehensive sex-ed, still believes that the best way to get teenagers to not get pregnant is to simply tell them

Robyn Pennacchia |

Society Fails A Teenager Who Wants An Abortion, Now Her Mom Is Going To Jail

You know how for the last, oh, several decades, pro-choice activists have been saying, “Look, if you make safe, doctor-supervised abortions harder to get, women are just going to go…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

North Carolina Teen Gave Birth After Secret Pregnancy & Buried Infant In Her Backyard

A teen girl in North Carolina kept her pregnancy a secret from everyone but her boyfriend, then buried their newborn in her backyard. Police said the infant appeared to have…

Jessica Wakeman |

Farrah Abraham Cut From New Season Of “Teen Mom”

Farrah Abraham has been cut from a fifth series of “Teen Mom” because the other young women refused to appear with her. MTV agreed that the porn actress sets…

Jessica Wakeman |

How Sex Education Changed Denmark, South Carolina

NPR recently reported that thirty years ago, Denmark, SC, had one of the state’s highest teen pregnancy rates. Due to comprehensive sex education starting in middle school, students in Denmark, SC now have…

YourTango.com |

Real Talk: Real-Life Teen Moms Sound Off On Study Claiming “Teen Mom” Reduced Teen Pregnancies

There never seems to be a moment where young parenthood isn’t in the spotlight. But it’s gotten a recent boost this week after the The New York Times reported on

Avital Norman Nathman |

Teen Viewers Of “16 & Pregnant” Have Screwed Up Perceptions Of What Teen Parenthood Is Really Like

‘Heavy viewers’ of the shows “16 And Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” — especially ones who are teens — believe that teen mothers have “an enviable quality of life, a…

Jessica Wakeman |

Kathleen Hanna: My Abortion “Was One Of the Best Things That Happened To Me”

“Well, I worked at McDonald’s and I spent the money I earned at McDonald’s to get my abortion. I was only 15 and the person who got me pregnant did…

Jessica Wakeman |

“Teen Mom” Cautionary Tale Amber Portwood Is Out Of Prison

“Teen Mom”‘s Amber Portwood got out of prison today and is now subjected to random drug screening. The mom of four-year-old Leah is currently on parole after 16 months…

Jessica Wakeman |

Teen Carrying Dead Fetus In Bag Arrested For Shoplifting At NYC Victoria’s Secret

Today in Horrible Things I Would Rather Not Know: a 17-year-old girl was arrested  for shoplifting at a Victoria’s Secret in midtown Manhattan yesterday and was carrying a dead fetus…

Jessica Wakeman |

Some Good News For A Change: Teen Birth Rate Hits Historic Low

Hooray! Not everything concerning teenagers and sexuality is terrible: The birth rate for teenagers in the United States hit a historic low in 2012, according to a new report from…

Jessica Wakeman |

The Soapbox: Quit Stereotyping Teen Moms

I started dating Trent when I was 18 and he was 21. Three dates in, I was hooked. We spent all our free time together, going for drives out in…

Chandra Burks |

14-Year-Old Pregnant Rape Victim Slutshamed By Indiana Community

This whole story is horrific: A 13-year-old girl in Ellwood, Indiana, was raped by a 17-year-old and became pregnant. She decided to carry the pregnancy to term because she…

Jessica Wakeman |

An Unexpected Spin On Teen Pregnancy

I’m having a moment with Chicago. First, the deep dish pizza, and now, an “unexpected” ad campaign to help prevent teen pregnancy. Some people are calling the ads featuring teen…

Ami Angelowicz |

Massachusetts Considers Easing Parental Consent Rules On Abortion

The Massachusetts Legislature’s Public Health Committee is considering a new bill to ease parental consent rules for abortion. According to Planned Parenthood League Of Massachusetts, young women in Massachusetts under…

Mary Odell |

High School Bans Pregnant Teens From Showing Bellies In The Yearbook

A school district in Michigan has banned two pregnant teen girls from showing their bellies in the high school yearbook, claiming it goes against the school district’s abstinence-only sex ed…

Jessica Wakeman |
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