Posts tagged "teen pregnancy"

Oh Baby! MTV’s “16 And Pregnant” Premieres

Last night, MTV premiered its new reality show “16 And Pregnant.” And the Juno from the premiere, Miss Maci from Chattanooga, was like a Babyzilla pounding her fists for attention and whining to her BF and the cameras non-stop. Good thing MTV was there to validate the importance of her feelings!

Simcha / June 12, 2009

Quick Vid: Insane Pregnancy Prevention Ad (Warning—It’s Graphic!)

Bristol Palin and OctoMom take note! The UK’s National Health Service is using scare tactics to prevent teen pregnancy. This public service announcement doesn’t make a ton of sense, but it’s disturbing. Screaming children run across a playground, crowd around one girl, and suddenly a baby’s head pops out from between her legs.

Nikki Dowling / May 20, 2009

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 all,” and we were hopeful (for three seconds) that she would turn this unfortunate situation into a positive one by promoting safe sex. But whe…

Carrie Wasterlain / May 20, 2009

Bristol Palin Appeared On “Today” And “GMA” To Talk About Teen Pregnancy

Bristol Palin appeared on “The Today Show” and “Good Morning America” today because it’s the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, and Palin has signed on to be a national spokeswoman for the Candie’s Foundation. We watched the interviews, and they were equally awkward. On “Today,” Bristol appeared with baby Tripp and her…

Catherine Strawn / May 6, 2009

Does Teen Pregnancy Lead To Obesity?

Teenage mothers are at a greater risk of becoming obese than other women their age who don’t get pregnant, according to a new study by health care provider Kaiser Permanente. “Our findings are potentially important because adolescence has been identified as one of the critical periods of development that set the stage for the onset…

Annika Harris / April 13, 2009

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 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, 2007 marked the second straight year teen birth rates rose in the…

Annika Harris / March 19, 2009

Quickies!: 90210 Premiere Has Higher Ratings Than Gossip Girl

The new 90210 debuted Tuesday evening with 34 percent higher ratings than Gossip Girl’s season premiere did just the night before. [Perez Hilton]
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin used her line-item veto earlier this year to cut funding for a state program benefiting teen mothers in need of a place to live. Can someone please ask…

Annika Harris / September 3, 2008

Planned Parenthood Talks To Teens, Gets Adult Haters

Teenage pregnancy is trendier than metrosexual manscaping. From celebs like Jamie Lynn Spears to preggers Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of the Republican VP hopeful, baby bumps on babies are popping up in the most conspicuous places. In the current climate where children are exposed to sexuality through pop culture, Planned Parenthood is more needed…

Simcha / September 3, 2008

Tuesday Quickies!

How to know if you’re fertile without getting accidentally knocked up. [Daily Bedpost]
Jay-Z demands his melons like, uh, Beyonce’s melons. [Candy Kirby]
A recent study found that human skin produces a marijuana-like substance that is necessary for a healthy complexion. [Asylum]
Welcome the new Project Runway hopefuls and see if you can judge a…

Annika Harris / July 15, 2008

Pregnant Teen Says There Was No Pact

The possible pregnancy pact story continues! One of the pregnant teens, 17-year-old Lindsey Oliver, told Good Morning America there was, in fact, no pact, just as reader Go-To-Girl suspected. “No. There was definitely no pact. There was a group of girls who decided that they were gonna … they were already pregnant before…

Catherine Strawn / June 24, 2008

Massachusetts Teen Pregnancy Pact A Total Sham?

So, remember that teen pregnancy pact story we wrote about yesterday that was featured in Time? Well, one of our frequent commenters, Go-To-Girl, pointed us to a blog post she wrote where she theorizes that the pact story is actually a bit of a scam. After doing some serious number crunching and some nosing around…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 20, 2008

High School Girls In MA Want To Get Pregnant

Most sexually active teen girls probably live in fear of the day they miss their period, but a group of high schoolers in Massachusetts all decided to get pregnant and raise their babies together — 17 of them succeed, and one was even knocked up by a 24-year-old homeless man, according to Gloucester High School’…

Catherine Strawn / June 19, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: R. Kelly’s Trial, A Flying Penis, And Girls In Gangs

This week, jurors for the R. Kelly child pornography trial watched a 26-minute tape showing oral sex and other acts being performed. R. says the tape doesn’t show him or the alleged victim, so basically the jurors might have watched random people doing it. [Reuters]…

Catherine Strawn / May 22, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Bans In China, Teenage Pregnancy On TV, And Mail-Order Brides

Actress Tang Wei’s commercial for Pond’s has been banned in China, most likely because of her steamy role in Ang Lee’s movie Lust, Caution. Her seven-minute sex scene had to be cut from the movie to be shown on China’s mainland. [Reuters and]
The 16-year-old character Starr on One Life to Live had sex…

Catherine Strawn / March 10, 2008

Fergie, Seventeen Mag & Candies Talk to Teens

From Juno to Jamie Lynn Spears, teenage pregnancy is making a comeback — LL Cool J style (don’t call it a comeback, it’s been here for years!). Thankfully, Seventeen magazine and the Candies clothing line are stepping up like a big sister to talk to teen girls about the trend. In the February issue, they…

Simcha / January 30, 2008

It’s Not Fair That Guys Are Incapable Of Getting Pregnant

The New York Times had an interesting op-ed piece entitled “Sex and the Teenage Girl” in yesterday’s paper. Basically, it brings up the fact that the effects of a pregnancy—whether it is terminated or the baby is given up for adoption—are lasting. The writer says that Juno is a fairy tale, albeit a very entertaining…

Catherine Strawn / January 14, 2008

The Bush Administration Spanks Washington State For Teaching Sex Education

So, the whole issue of government funded abstinence-only education is a confusing one, but we’re here to give you the low-down. Basically, the Bush Administration, in an attempt to offset state-funded sex education programs, has given many states millions of dollars in funding for abstinence-only education — public service announcements and school curriculum promoting abstinence.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 26, 2007
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