Posts tagged "teen pregnancy"

Worst Mother Of The Week: Mom Forces Her 14-Year-Old Daughter To Get Pregnant

In one of the most horrifically bizarre cases we’ve heard in a while, a woman in London, England, attempted to have her 14-year-old daughter impregnated so she could have another…

Julie Gerstein | April 29, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Oregon High School Student Fakes Pregnancy For Class Project

Oregon high school student Maria Miranda faked a pregnancy for her senior class project by wearing a fake belly and posting sonograms on Facebook for six months. She got…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: NYC Failed On Its Teen Pregnancy Campaign

New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) has recently launched a new ad campaign aimed at teen pregnancy that has caused quite a stir — and rightfully so. The campaign…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 20, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: New Teen Pregnancy PSAs Pissing Everyone Off

New York City’s Human Resources Administration has introduced new PSAs about teen pregnancy which serve up a dose of “real talk” to teens with statistics about teen parents. The…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Texas Teen Sues Parents For Right To Not Have An Abortion

Mostly when we discuss the “right to choose,” we focus on the right to safe and legal access to abortion.  We mostly focus abortion as the “choice” because a woman’s right…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2013 - 4:20 pm

American Teens Are Slightly Less Pregnant Than In Years Past

Good news! Refusing to teach hormone-addled adolescents about how their bodies work and restricting them from contraceptive choices actually works!

Just kidding. No, it still doesn’t. But the…

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2013 - 8:30 am

Catelynn Lowell From “16 & Pregnant” Is An Anti-Abortion Extremist

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra from MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” have been, surprisingly, one of the more controversial couples on the two shows. Catelynn was the only…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Free Birth Control Means Fewer Abortions, Says Study (Which Proves Common Sense)

A new study called “The Contraceptive Choice Project” outlined in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology tracked over 9,000 women in St. Louis and found free birth control led to drastically lower…

Jessica Wakeman | October 6, 2012 - 9:00 am

Some NYC Schools Administer Birth Control, Morning-After Pill To Students — So What?

Earlier this week, The New York Post dropped the “exclusive” that nurses at 13 New York City public schools can dispense the morning-after pill and provide oral and injectable birth…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Louisiana School Says They’ll Stop Kicking Out Pregnant Girls

A Louisiana school that has received some pretty outraged press in recent days over its unusual pregnancy policy—students who were suspected of being pregnant were forced to take a pregnancy…

Newser | August 9, 2012 - 12:10 pm

God Help Us, “High School Moms” Is Another Reality Show About Teen Pregnancy

Yes, yes, this is something the universe needs: “High School Moms,” a TLC reality show about pregnant teens. The teens attend Florence Crittenton High School in Denver, Colorado. And…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2012 - 10:41 am

TLC One-Ups “16 And Pregnant” With “My Teen Is Pregnant And So Am I”

Pregnancy. Something mothers and daughters should experience together or … not so much? We find out all the unique issues of mother/daughter co-pregnancy on TLC’s new show “My Teen Is…

Ami Angelowicz | August 2, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Mississippi Learns The Hard Way That Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Enables Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

When it comes to teen pregnancy, Mississippi has the highest rate in the nation. The state has 55 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 — a whopping 60…

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: More Teens Using “Highly Effective” Birth Control

Recently we lamented that teen girls are just not getting pregnant like they used to. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has one theory as to why: more…

Jessica Wakeman | May 4, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Kids These Days Just Aren’t Getting Pregnant Like They Used To

Kids these days! They just aren’t getting pregnant like they used to. The birth rate for young women ages 15 to 19 fell to its lowest ever recorded in 2010,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 13, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Jamie Lynn Spears Was “Really Scared” To Ask For Birth Control Before She Got Pregnant

“I had been on a Nickelodeon show, ‘Zoey 101,’ and after we wrapped shooting, I just wanted to go home to Louisiana and finish high school, be a cheerleader, all that.

Jessica Wakeman | February 3, 2012 - 9:20 am

Evening Quickies: Tyler & Catelynn From “Teen Mom” Set A Date

“Teen Mom”‘s Catelynn and Tyler, who gave their daughter Carly up for adoption, have set a wedding date for 2013.  Wow, you mean there is actually some non-terrible news…

Jessica Wakeman | December 16, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Arkansas High School Had Two Valedictorians Because The Actual Valedictorian Was Black

An Arkansas high school appointed two valedictorians in their Class of 2011, because the student with the highest GPA was black. According to a lawsuit by 18-year-old Kymberly Wimberly (yes,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: School For Teen Moms Closes In Detroit

A school for teenaged mothers and pregnant teen girls, Catherine Ferguson Academy, closed in Detroit due to budget cuts. [The Grio]
“People are going to say, ‘I gotta make a…

Jessica Wakeman | June 8, 2011 - 6:40 pm

World’s Worst Mother: “16 And Pregnant” Teen’s Mom Takes The Cake

We’ve grown used to seeing irresponsible teens and bad parenting on the MTV show “16 And Pregnant,” and that’s part of what makes it such a compelling and powerful…

Julie Gerstein | May 25, 2011 - 2:40 pm