Posts tagged "unplanned pregnancy"

“Jane The Virgin” Handles Unplanned Pregnancy With Humor, Respect & Realism

When I was very young — eight, maybe — I remember walking out the back door of my family’s house with my mom. I had probably just asked for a cookie or something, and my mom’s response was this: “You know, if you keep eating sweets so much, people are going to think you’ll be…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 14, 2014

Not Your Usual Rom-Com: Jenny Slate Is Having An Abortion In “Obvious Child”

Considering that one in three women will have an abortion during her lifetime, we don’t see too many on the big screen. Even in “Knocked Up” and “Juno,” two of the biggest movies in the last decade about unplanned pregnancies, the characters barely discussed terminations. That’s one of the few reasons I’m very curious to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2014

I Haven’t Had An Abortion, But I Would

It was a Tuesday afternoon and I was on my therapist’s couch. I described for her an incident over the weekend when I felt sad, deeply sad, for seemingly no reason at all. I had felt reclusive and shy and wanted to stay in my bed; when my husband encouraged me to go to a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2014

Study: Men Should Be Included In Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention

Men should be included in strategizing ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies, according to a new study by the Guttmacher Institute. Researchers looked at data from the 2006 to 2010 National Survey of Family Growth reported by men about unplanned births. Through analyzing the rate of happiness that each father felt when his child was born,…

By: Daley Quinn / June 27, 2013

Girl Talk: I Was An Unplanned Pregnancy

I was born out of wedlock in Minnesota, to a white mother and an Afghan (not the blanket, the country) father. It was considered pretty scandalous for my mom to be a single mother with a brown baby back in 1979 in Minnesota.

My mother had been with my father off and on for nearly…

By: Lula Belle / April 11, 2012

“Self” Profiles Single, Pregnant, & Panicked 20-somethings

Thanks to Amy Benfer at Broadsheet for pointing out this article in the new issue of Self, called “Single, Pregnant and Panicked,” about the trend of twentysomething women having unplanned pregnancies. As the feature points out, we’ve all seen this trend in Hollywood — Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, and Ashlee Simpson have all had babie…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2009

Five Songs About Unplanned Pregnancy

We’ve been thinking about accidental insemination a lot lately because of this whole Sarah Palin/Bristol Palin/Levi Johnston situation. Honestly, we feel for Bristol and Levi because their little mistake is everyone in America’s business now, but they’re not the first couple to deal with an unplanned pregnancy. Here are five songs about the situation…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 3, 2008

2007 Was The Year of the Sex Tape, 2008 Is The Year of The Unplanned Pregnancy

Jessica Freaking Alba is the latest to join the list of 20-something smoking hot celebrities having unplanned babies with less-famous baby daddies, according to People, which got the word straight from her rep. Does this mean that yet another horrible Fantastic Four sequel will have to wait a few more years? Thanks Cash Warren! [People]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 12, 2007