Posts tagged "teen pregnancy"

Girl Talk: What To Expect When You’re (Young And) Expecting

I have teen pregnancy on my mind today. In case you haven’t heard, today is the National Day to End Teen Pregnancy, and 16 years ago, I was a pregnant…

Adriann Barboa | May 4, 2011 - 2:00 pm

High School Girl Fakes A Pregnancy For A School Project

Craziest. School. Project. Ever.

Gaby Rodriguz, a high school girl in Washington, faked a pregnancy for six months of her senior year as part of a school project…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Bristol Palin Makes Bank Preaching Abstinence For The Candies Foundation

According to an investigation by Jezebel reporter Irin Carmon, The Candies Foundation paid $252,500 in fees in 2009 to pro-abstinence teen mom Bristol Palin, while only giving $35,000 to actual…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Oprah Talks About Getting Pregnant At 14, Drinking Detergent As A Cry For Help

“Me getting pregnant was a result of bad choices, not having boundaries, sexual abuse from the time I was 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. … My mother said, ‘You can’t…

Kate Torgovnick/ | January 19, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Teens Are Not Having Babies Like They Used To

Kids: they are not having babies like they used to. The teen birth rate fell to a record low in 2009 in a six percent drop from 2008 figures. It’s…

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2010 - 9:00 pm

MTV To Air An Abortion Special, “No Easy Decision,” Starring Markai Durham

It’s about time! MTV will air a special called “No Easy Decision” in which Markai Durham, a teen on the latest season of “16 And Pregnant,” has an abortion. As…

Jessica Wakeman | December 22, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Why We Love To Hate Amber Portwood

I remember when gossip columns devoted space to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Now we’ve got Amber Portwood, the young woman on “16 & Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” who Star

Jessica Wakeman | December 16, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Teen Pregnancy: It’s (Statistically) A Southern Thang

Country music, Chick-fil-A, and teen pregnancy: three things that can be found anywhere in America but are heavily concentrated in the South. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Jessica Wakeman | October 26, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: School Boots Planned Parenthood From 9th Grade Birth Control Lessons

The Frenchtown school district in Montana has discontinued a twice-yearly program in which the local chapter of Planned Parenthood spoke to the freshman class about the latest methods birth control.

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: Adult Film Star Ryan Keely

For all the sex positive writing that I do, I’d never actually talked with someone who worked in the adult entertainment industry for a living. Like a lot of people,…

Jessica Wakeman | October 1, 2010 - 3:30 pm

If The “16 & Pregnant” Girls Are Glamorizing Teen Pregnancy, They’re Doing A Crap Job

Before the sexual revolution happened in the ’60s and ’70s, life got bleak for pregnant teen girls really fast. You could be cast from your home and sent away to

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Is It Inappropriate For “Forever 21″ To Sell Maternity Clothes In States With High Teen Pregnancy?

Budget-conscious mommies-to-be are surely excited about Forever 21’s new line of maternity gear, love21maternity, which is available in Arizona, Alaska, California, Texas and Utah. Finally, cute pregnancy clothes that…

Jessica Wakeman | July 21, 2010 - 4:30 pm

“The Pregnancy Pact” Story Was Born To Be A Lifetime Made-For-TV Movie

Lifetime Original Movies are always tabloid-y (my pops calls them “women in distress films that Mom watches”), but the upcoming flick “The Pregnancy Pact” really takes the cake.

Jessica Wakeman | January 19, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Teen Pregnancy Is Out Of Control

Recent data from the Centers For Disease Control says that in 2007, the teen birth rate rose for the second year in a row. Births to moms ages 15 to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 22, 2009 - 9:45 pm

Teen Girls Get Money For College By Not Getting Knocked Up

Here’s a unique scholarship money idea: earning cash for your empty womb! A program at University of North Carolina at Greenboro called College Bound Sisters, started by two doctorate-holding nurses,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2009 - 5:10 pm

Who Cares If Teen Vogue’s Cover Model Is Pregnant?

Oh my God, look! Models—not celebrities—on the cover of a fashion magazine! And they’re black! November’s Teen Vogue published a fantastic cover story about models Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2009 - 3:50 pm

Should High Schools Offer Free STD and Pregnancy Tests For Students?

At Port Chester High School in New York, officials have signed off on a new service that has lots of folks up in arms. They’ll now be offering free STD…

Ami Angelowicz | July 29, 2009 - 3:50 pm

“16 & Pregnant” Finale Shows What Life Is Like After Labor

Last night on the season finale of “16 & Pregnant,” Dr. Drew interviewed all six of the teens who gave birth in the show’s first season (it has…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 24, 2009 - 7:20 pm

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

“16 And Pregnant” Teens Struggle To Give Their Baby Up For Adoption

MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” was a hot mess last night. Catelynn and Tyler are really sweet, smart, loving, mature kids who want the best for their baby, but…

Jessica Wakeman | July 17, 2009 - 1:10 pm