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The Story Behind Baby Showers for Teen Latino Parents

Laura Stepp | Posted 10.14.2014 | Latino Voices
Laura Stepp

The public shame her mother experienced is not as severe these days for young women in similar circumstances. Nor should it be, says Arroyo. But, she notes, Latinos are just as concerned as other Americans that too many young people are having babies too early.

A Teen Mom's Experience In The New World Of Modern Adoption

OWN | Posted 07.29.2014 | OWN

A few years ago, 16-year-old Sophie was pregnant and facing a daunting decision: parenting or adoption. Each would present a unique set of challenges,...

Younger Teens Still Make Up 1 in 4 Teen Mothers

Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 04/09/2014 04:17 PM EDT on LiveScience The number of 15- to 17-year-olds who give birth has decl...

Motherhood Did Not Change Me, It Made Me

Carin Kilby Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Carin Kilby Clark

Being a mother is not another role I embody; it is THE role of my life. Everything I am, and everything I have, is because I am a mom. Motherhood did not change me, it made me.

What Women in Texas and South India Have in Common

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Little did I know that our conversation about patriarchy and women's rights and the parallels between her rural impoverished part of South India and my home state of Texas would ring so true when Senator Wendy Davis stood for half a day to filibuster for women's right to choose

Would You Adopt A 'Text Baby'? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 05.17.2013 | Teen

DoSomething.org wants to make it easier for high school students to understand just how hard it is to be a teen parent -- and they're doing it through...

Masturbation Is Not A Dirty Word

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

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?

'I Was Just A Regular 15-Year Old Girl'

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the eighth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including ...

Pitching Baby Jesus to the Paploids: If OK! Was Around in the First Century

Angela Himsel | Posted 02.18.2013 | New York
Angela Himsel

The baby twins on the cover of Shalom! -- the top selling papyrus celebrity mag in all of Israel -- drew Miriam in.

'Teen Mom 2': A Family Is Split for Good

Sydney Levin | Posted 01.26.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Jenelle explains that she still chooses jail over probation, so her lawyer pulls out his phone to consult his calendar. "It'll be a total of 16 days in jail," he clarifies, since he's not sure if Jenelle can count to double digits.

Teen Moms, Young Moms Endure Alarmingly-High Levels of Childhood Trauma, Crittenton Study Finds (Part Two)

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Ellen Stevens

The good news is that services provided by organizations such as Crittenton can help people turn their lives around and interrupt the cycle of parents passing on their high ACE scores to their children.

'Teen Mom' Stars Call Out Kim Kardashian

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 10.21.2013 | Celebrity

These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's eas...

'Teen Mom 2': Someone's Going to Jail

Sydney Levin | Posted 11.20.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

Jenner is facing 45 days in jail. The probation officer would like to give her a second chance, but she's not ready for it, since that would mean nine more months without weed. Just to be clear: She's picking jail over giving up marijuana.

Teen Moms, Young Moms Endure Alarmingly-High Levels of Childhood Trauma, Crittenton Study Finds

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Ellen Stevens

Some alarming data from a recent pilot study of Crittenton clients show that, compared with a general population, teen and young mothers suffer up to seven times the levels of child abuse and other maltreatment. This explains why they become addicted, pregnant or drop out of school.

'Teen Mom 2' Premiere: Trouble's On The Horizon

Sydney Levin | Posted 11.13.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

In the time it's taken "Teen Mom 2" to return, you could have had your very own baby! It's been nine excruciating months, but the gals are finally back and ready to make us feel superior.

The Kardashians, Real Housewives, Teen Moms, Honey Boo Boo And More: How Much Do Reality TV Stars Earn?

www.celebuzz.com | Posted 09.17.2012 | Celebrity

Andy Warhol may have predicted that everyone would become famous for 15 minutes, but he never guaranteed that everyone would earn the same paycheck fo...

Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Dominates In State With Highest Teen Pregnancy

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | Education

* State has nation's highest teen birth rate * New law allows abstinence plus sex-ed teaching * Studies show sex-ed work...

CNN Hero Overcomes Loss, Transforms The Lives Of Teen Moms In Colombia

Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact

For most people, a personal tragedy -- like the death of a son -- doesn't result in an initiative that goes on to save the lives of thousands. But...

Teen Mom Reveals Suicidal Thoughts

Posted 08.02.2012 | Celebrity

In addition to her on-screen drama as a single mother and her troubled relationship with her own mom, Debra Danielson, "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham ...

My Day as a Teen Mom

Megan Lehman | Posted 08.19.2012 | Teen
Megan Lehman

A baby crying is not exactly the ideal wake-up call. I know that now more than ever.

My Story: 16 and Pregnant

Sarah Roberts | Posted 07.15.2012 | Teen
Sarah Roberts

Sixteen and pregnant. It wasn't exactly the dream I'd had while I was in my junior year of high school. I dreamt of moving away to college and living in a dorm. But when I got the news that I was pregnant, everything changed.

Teen Moms In Africa Speak Out About Sexual Rights

CNN | Posted 03.16.2012 | Teen

Sierra Leone and Liberia have some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with 15-24 year olds accounting for 40 percent of such deaths...

Charities To Donate 20 Million Diapers To Families In Need

Posted 02.23.2012 | Impact

The DC Diaper Bank estimates that a child goes through six diapers per day, which can cost up to $120 per month per child. For Americans living in ...

16 & Pregnant & Having an Abortion

Cristina Page | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home
Cristina Page

There's another voice you must add to 16 & Pregnant: That of the 16 year-old girl who is pregnant and chooses to have an abortion.

Life's Detours Don't End the Story

Sarah Henson | Posted 02.28.2012 | Black Voices
Sarah Henson

I wonder what my life would have been like had Teen Mom been popular when I had my son at age fourteen. I wonder if the stares would have lasted as long or if the shame would have moved inside of my heart where it lived for years.