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What Nonprofits Can Learn from MTV about "Selling" Their Services

Willa Seldon | Posted 12.19.2016 | Home
Willa Seldon

By Willa Seldon, Taz Hussein, and Matt Plummer If you haven't seen MTV's hit TV show 16 and Pregnant, you're in for an experience. Each episode f...

Young Moms Know Best

Caitlin Heising | Posted 12.18.2016 | Home
Caitlin Heising

Standing over the stove in the humid kitchen, peeling vegetables for her family's lunch while her young daughter tugged at her jeans, Kayla told me th...

As A Life-Long Republican, I'm With Her

Susan Bevan | Posted 10.17.2016 | Home
Susan Bevan

Like so many Republicans, I can no longer stand silent while my Party's Presidential nominee continues his deplorable, and frankly dangerous, outbursts. There can be no more question: Mr. Trump does not embody the values that have made me a lifelong Republican.

Put Some Condoms In That College-Bound Care Package

Jennifer S. Hirsch | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home
Jennifer S. Hirsch

I have to admit, the condoms on the dining room table were a little surprising. The packing list the college sent us suggested a first aid kit, along ...

Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Others Bond With Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
Matt Hartman

Jordana Brewster, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Lindsay Price arrive at Alliance of Moms' Raising Baby (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Al...

We must protect federal funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Judy Vredenburgh | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Judy Vredenburgh

Last month, the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill for FY17, ...

What Teens Want You To Know About The Sorry State Of Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home

Remember high school sex ed? If you were lucky enough to get any curriculum on sex, it probably consisted of a couple of slides of diseased genitals, ...

Pregnant at 16, Now Hailed as Mom of the Year

Gail Cornwall | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Gail Cornwall

"Sometimes it all overwhelms me, and I sit and cry," Diamond revealed, but America isn't having it. Because by helping her we tell all moms, no, you should not have to do this alone. We confirm that though we may have vast differences in opportunity and circumstance, our common concerns unite us.

TV News Stories About Birth Control Quote Politicians And Priests More Than Medical Experts

The Conversation US | Posted 09.02.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

Fewer than one-third of stories featured any medical information at all.

Jamie Lynn Spears' New TLC Special Looks All Kinds Of Emotional

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home

Jamie Lynn Spears has been through quite a lot for a 25-year-old. At 16 years old, Britney Spears' little sister, who was making a name for herself o...

May Is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month: Do You Talk to Your Teens about Pregnancy Prevention?

Mike Domitrz | Posted 05.24.2016 | Home
Mike Domitrz

Did you know May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month? May is also prom season and summer is right around the corner. How do you talk with teens about teen pregnancy prevention?

The World Is Getting Better -- People Need to Know That If We Want More Progressive Change

Keith Gaby | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Keith Gaby

Making progressive change isn't easy. It requires activism, sound political strategy, and endurance. But we also need something less tangible: faith that the future can be better than the present.

An Unlikely Friendship Between a Pregnant Collegiate and a Gentle Black Man

Rebecca Lemke | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Rebecca Lemke

Dear Morph*, It's been over a year since we met, can you believe that? I can remember it pretty clearly. I was walking into class, it was The Unders...

National Teen Birth Rate Plummets To All-Time Low

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.28.2016 | Home

The national teen birth rate has fallen to a record low, according to a new analysis released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...

MTV Mocks Teen Pregnancy With Unfunny '16 And Pregnant' Sketch

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.11.2016 | Home

Things got unfunny fast at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night. During a sketch with the cast of "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," Anna Kendrick joke...

Woods, Neville Are Against Preventing Teen Pregnancies

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a vote Thursday, Colorado Senate rejected an amendment, sponsored by Sen. Tim Neville (R-Littleton) and Laura Woods (R-Westminster) that would have deleted funding for a state-run program credited with decreasing the teen pregnancies and abortions by over 35 percent.

I Was a Teen Mom!

Janella Panchamsingh | Posted 04.04.2016 | Home
Janella Panchamsingh

Many people look at me with a stunned look on their faces when I tell them I am a mother of 3 with my oldest child being 16 years old. The truth is... I was a teen mom!

One Year in Baltimore: Fighting for Health

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 02.29.2016 | Home
Leana Wen, M.D.

While the health challenges in Baltimore are many, we are a city defining the role of public health and transforming into a model for recovery and renewal.

This Family's Reunion Story Is The Very Definition Of Fate

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.11.2016 | Home

Pregnant at 16. A forced adoption. High school sweethearts torn apart by the unbearable pain of giving up their son… Who could imagine that this hea...

Abortion Rate Hits Record Low In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.12.2015 | Home

Abortions in the U.S. have dropped by one-third in the past two decades, according to a new report. The decline in abortions -- which fell to a recor...

Unsound, Unjust and Unwise -- Banning Pregnant Girls From School in Sierra Leone

Chernor Bah | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Chernor Bah

It's now widely known that the government of Sierra Leone has instituted a ban on pregnant girls from taking exams and attending regular schools.

Confidentiality Is Key: To Reduce Teen Pregnancy, the U.S. Must Ban Parental Notification Laws for Contraception

Priya Batra | Posted 11.03.2016 | Home
Priya Batra

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported last week that the state's teen pregnancy rate was cut in half from 2009 to 2014 thanks to a program called the Colorado Family Planning Initiative.

Help Women and Climate: Unite to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies Worldwide

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.24.2016 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.

This Is What the Future of Sex Ed (Hopefully) Looks Like in the U.S.

Fatherly | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home

If your memories of sex ed involve a gym teacher reassuring you that no one pees during sex or a science teacher blushing while explaining that boys don't menstruate, your experience is probably typical for your generation. But things haven't exactly gotten more progressive since then.

Teen Moms Need to Expect Better

Amy Wright | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
Amy Wright

We have got to empower, educate and support these young women and their kids. We must show them that there is a way and that people do care and are willing to help.