There are a million reasons to wait until later in life to have kids, but there are arguably just as many reasons to get started young if that's what you want.
If shows like 16 and Pregnant motivate teens to think and talk seriously with their friends, partners and parents about sex and pregnancy, that's a good thing. Teens need -- indeed are hungry for -- deeper knowledge about sex, pregnancy and pregnancy prevention.
The show makes real what some would-be teen moms might otherwise fail to see -- that becoming a mom is not a way out but brings its own hardships and struggles.
What adults think about teenagers matters to teenagers -- a lot. If we continue to expect them to have unprotected sex, chances are good that many of them will.
When people meet Bryant they often express that he is a young man who is destined for greatness. What they don't see is the undeniable fact that Bryant was raised by a woman who many would have deemed a failure in the making.
Earlier this week, a popular reality show went where few television programs -- scripted or reality -- dare to tread, by discussing abortion.
I was getting ready to leave the gas station when my phone rang. It was my doctor confirming that I was pregnant. The sour never came through so strong then at that moment. I only had sex one time. How could this have happened?
I'd tell that 20-something-year-old that even though her plan is to focus on her career, she should take no-fail, bulletproof precautions to insure that nothing derails that plan. Specifically and especially, a man. Any man.
Farrah repeatedly whines "baaaby!" at porn star James Deen in a desperate (and unconvincing) attempt to make it seem like they've established an off-camera relationship. Oh, Farrah. The man and his member have starred in 1,300 pornos: The jig is up.
It's time for the teen moms to sit down with someone who really cares about
remaining kind of relevant them. Welcome to the reunion special with Dr. Drew, where he promises to further exploit -- but never solve -- any problem in an hour flat.
After four seasons of this show, it's obvious that the only reality check Jenelle's gotten has been the direct deposit kind. Recently, Jenelle was arrested for possession of heroin and assaulting her husband. I must admit, every time I see her name, I worry that it's going to be attached to an obituary.
Having been brought up in the very religious Deep South, I long thought that even dry humping could get you pregnant. And certainly no one taught me about masturbation. But is this really the way we want to handle human sexuality? Why is sex so taboo?
What can I say? Sometimes it's incredibly entertaining to watch people screw up their lives. But when do you separate the entertainment value of the television part from the cold, hard reality part?
Teen mom Farrah Abraham released a song called "Finally Getting Up From Rock Bottom." This might be worse than those "Friday" or "Hot Girls" songs! ...
All parents -- even teen parents -- want to give their children a better life with more opportunity than they had. As a community we should want this for our children as well.
Amber was taken to the hospital and put on suicide watch for 72 hours. After leaving, she went straight to rehab. Her medication has been readjusted, and she's feeling angry, confused and defeated.