Posts tagged "teen pregnancy"

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 on stereotypes. For the past six months, students at Toppenish High School in Washington thought Rodriguez, 17, was pregnant. Only her mother, her boyfriend, the…

Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2011

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 anti-teen pregnancy initiatives. Color us shocked. That PSA that Bristol Palin made sure paid big, didn’t it? [Jezebel]
Vince Neil of Motley Crue has bee…

Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2011

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 stay here,’ so I had to move with my father in Nashville. I hid the whole thing. … My father as part of his decree…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 19, 2011

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 the second year in a row that the birth rate among teens has fallen. [Washington Post]
Ladies Shoes Me is a new French dating site…

Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2010

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 first reported by Crushable, Markai got pregnant by her boyfriend James shortly after giving birth to baby Za’karia and decided to end the pregnancy. The…

Jessica Wakeman / December 22, 2010

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 magazine says is pregnant with her second baby. Amber is already the mother of a 2-year-old daughter, Leah, with ex-fiance Gary Shirley. Star says she’…

Jessica Wakeman / December 16, 2010

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 released reports last week which show the top 10 states with the highest rate of pregnant teens in 2008 sweep across the Bible belt: Kentucky,…

Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2010

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. “The presentation includes factual, up-to-date information about birth control options that is medically accurate and age appropriate,” said PP Montana’s director of communications. But some…

Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2010

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, I just assumed they all were failed actresses and cokeheads.

That was unfair of me.

Over the summer, I met up with…

Jessica Wakeman / October 1, 2010

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 give birth in seclusion, or risk an illegal and dangerous back-alley abortion. In 2010, the pendulum has swung entirely in the opposite direction — but…

Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2010

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 don’t look like a camping tent! But our friends at The Gloss noticed something of note: Arizona, California and Texas all have high teen pregnancy

Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2010

“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. Remember a few years ago when the scandal broke that 17 teen girls at Gloucester High School in Massachusetts made a “pregnancy pact” to get…

Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2010

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 19 rose one percent between ’06-’07 and five percent between ’05-’07. Well, good job, abstinence-only sex ed. Thankfully, Congress recently allocated money to comprehensive sex

Jessica Wakeman / December 22, 2009

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, has paid teen girls one dollar per day for college if they don’t get pregnant.

Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2009

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, who spoke candidly about the racism in the modeling industry and the competition that results when black models feel there can only be “one black…

Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2009

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 and pregnancy testing to any student who asks … without parental consent or notification. While many people are squirming in their seats thinking about the…

Ami Angelowicz / July 29, 2009

“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 been picked up for a second). Five out of the six girls ended up keeping their babies to raise, but it was the girl who…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 24, 2009

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 recent years. Teen birth rates rose during 2006 and 2007, after having decreased from 1991 to 2005.

More scary news is the number…

Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2009

“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 their mom and pops are pretty screwed up. Mom is a drunk driver; Tyler’s dad is an ex-con. And, their parents are married. Yeah, Cately…

Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2009

Quickies!: Rihanna Still Wants To Be Chris Brown’s Friend?!

Rihanna supposedly wants Chris Brown’s restraining order lifted so the two can “work on their friendship.” [Your Tango] — Rihanna’s dad doesn’t approve, and neither do we. [I’m not surprised at all by this. — Annika]
Em & Lo want to know — do you have good playdar? [Em & Lo]
North Carolina schools are…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 29, 2009