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Adolescent Pregnancy

How Helping Teen Mothers Changed My Life

Esmeralda Villanueva de Ramírez | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Esmeralda Villanueva de Ramírez

At first I didn't understand the mothers' unbridled enthusiasm for a piñata. But then it hit me -- these teenagers hadn't had the chance to be little girls, because they became mothers too soon.

The High Price of Childhood Pregnancy

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

Adolescent pregnancy diminishes the life opportunities of girls everywhere, but the cost goes beyond the burden borne by the girls themselves. And that is why it is our collective responsibility to address this problem.

World Population Day Raises Teen Pregnancy Awareness

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact

The United Nations designates every July 11 to highlight issues related to population growth, including environmental sustainability, global developme...

Teenagers Have Sex: Deal With It

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.12.2012 | New York
Marianne Mollmann

High School students under the age of 19 account for approximately one-third of all newly diagnosed sexually transmitted infections in New York State. And not surprisingly, teen mothers are much less likely to graduate from high school than their peers who didn't give birth.

Deserving Vs. Undeserving? Everyone "Deserves" Human Rights

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

It is ineffectual to focus policy debates on whether or not specific people deserve the services and public goods they clearly need.

Let's Immunize Boys Against HPV and Educate Them About Sexual Responsibility at the Same Time

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

So what does the research tell us? We need to talk to both young women and men, not once but early and often about sexual health and responsibility.

My Top Ten List of 2012 Predictions on Sexuality, Religion, and Public Life

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

I think it's safe to predict that sexuality, religion, and public life will continue to dominate the headlines during 2012.

How Not To Address Teen Pregnancy

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The United States has a long way to go to ensure access to age-appropriate, comprehensive sex education and modern contraception.

Supporting Family Planning Is the Moral Response

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

Millions of people of faith ground their commitment to sexual and reproductive health care in their religious beliefs that affirm that it is precisely because life is sacred that it should never be created carelessly.

Sisterhood of the Maternity Pants

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Debra Haffner

The research on this is clear -- when parents talk explicitly about sexuality, teenagers either delay sexual activity altogether, or they use contraception when they do become sexually active.