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Comprehending Comprehensive Sexual Education

Hannah Berkman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Education
Hannah Berkman

The message is clear: the United States public demands the amelioration and perhaps an overhaul of the sexual education system. More importantly, students deserve to receive accurate and objective information.

Nicholas Kristof Credits MTV's '16 And Pregnant' For Helping Lower Teen Birthrate

The New York Times | Nicholas Kristof | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact

By Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times In the struggle to break cycles of poverty, experts have been searching for decades for ways to lower Ameri...

Huge Public School District Expanding Condoms Program

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.20.2014 | Teen

One of the nation's largest public school districts will be expanding a pilot program that makes free condoms available to high school students. Be...

How The Presence Of Black Teachers Affects Teen Pregnancy

Posted 11.07.2013 | Black Voices

Despite a steady decline, the U.S. still leads with the highest teen birth rate of any developed country. Among those reports, rates among black and L...

We Are the Girls, We Are the Children!

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Young girls in other countries are not as lucky as their American peers. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) released a report indicating that every day, 20,000 girls under the age 18 give birth in developing countries.

California Teen Birth Rate Sees HUGE Drop, Report Says

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

California’s teen birth rate has dropped nearly 60 percent as a result of expanded sex education programs, according to a report released by the Cal...

How MTV Uses Its Connection to Kids to Push Social Change

Rachael Chong | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

In between monitoring unannounced celebrity cameos at the VMAs and overseeing the creation of the next hit TV show, Stephen Friedman, MTV's president,...

Prevention Delivers for Teens in the US

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

This May, as we observe National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, there is encouraging news to report in our nation's ongoing effort to prevent teen ...

Teen Pregnancy: A Complex Dialogue

Inwood House | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Inwood House

We have all seen the posters decrying teen pregnancy on the streets and in the subway stations here in New York. The question of how best to reach young people with a prevention message, though, has not been answered clearly.

Fighting Teen Pregnancy With Peer Influence

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 05.31.2013 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

To effectively encourage teens to make the right decisions about sex, their relationships, and their health, we need to expand our strategies to include more teen-to-teen education.

A School For Teen Moms AND Their Babies (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 11.02.2012 | Teen

At the Catherine Ferguson Academy in Detroit, 220 high school girls learn from their teachers, take notes, and bond with friends. At first glance, it'...

Why Teen Pregnancy Has Dropped To An All-Time Low

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.10.2012 | Teen

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Teen births fell to a record low in the United States in 2010, according to a new government report.The Centers for Disease Control a...

11-Year-Old Gives Birth

Posted 04.10.2012 | Latino Voices

UPDATE: 4/10/12 5:00 p.m. -- Additional reports have come in indicating the young girl was 10 years old. Previously: An 11 year-old Colombi...

What Increases The Likelihood Of Teenage Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

While plenty of research confirms that living in poverty increases the chances of teen pregnancy, new information suggests that when low-income teenag...

Staff Outs Pregnant 8th Grader To Entire School Assembly

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

Shantelle Hicks, a 15-year-old from Gallup, N.M., claims she was first forced to leave the Wingate Elementary School and then publicly outed as being ...

Teen Moms Speak Out About Balancing Motherhood And College

| Jessica Salerno | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

A typical day for a college girl consists of going to class, hanging out with friends, maybe catching an episode of Jersey Shore and meeting up later ...

Number of Teens Getting Pregnant, Having Abortions Plummets

Posted 02.09.2012 | Home

A Guttmacher Institute study reveals that in 2008, teen births and abortions decreased to their lowest levels since 1972 -- the year before the Suprem...

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

Dante And Shakespeare Inspire Teen Moms To Continue Their Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 02.08.2012 | Latino Voices

Teen mothers are getting a taste of the prep school experience, replete with studying the classics from Dante to Shakespeare, through an innovative pr...

Teen Sues Family Over Forced Abortion

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

A 14-year-old teen from Corpus Christi, Texas, is suing her family in order to stop them from forcing her to have an abortion, according to ABC News. ...

Rick Perry Struggles To Answer Question About Sex Ed: 'Abstinence Works'

Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Last summer, Texas chose to pass on $4.4 million in federal funds aimed at sex education for adolescents in the state, The Texas Tribune reported. ...

Sex Education Tips

Kerry Cohen | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Kerry Cohen

Somehow, regardless of everything we know about sex education, regardless of everything we know about how little abstinence education works, we still shudder at the thought of our teenagers learning about sex.

The Juno Effect -- Media, Teens and Pregnancy

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Pregnancy -- like teen sex -- is no longer a secret. It's ratings. The progression from hidden shame to primetime programming raises questions. Have we gone from ignoring the issue to glorifying it?

US Teen Birth Rate Lowest Since 1940

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — The U.S. teen birth rate in 2009 fell to its lowest point in almost 70 years of record-keeping – a decline that stunned experts ...

Teen Pregnancy Rates Highest In South

The Hill's Healthwatch | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, for instance, 2008 birth rates were less than 25 per 1,000 teens aged 15 to 19, CDC found. I...

A National Stand to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Before the age of 20, 52% of Latina teens become pregnant at least once. At almost twice the national average, Latinas have the highest teen pregnancy and birth rates of any major ethnic group in the United States.