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Teen Pregnancy

Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs Have Not Reduced Teen Pregnancy

Jane Fonda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Fonda

Time and time again, we hear from high school students saying the sex education they receive is inadequate, it comes too late, and it does not teach them the skills they need to act responsibly.

The Call for Common Ground on Abortion

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

In a never before attempted event, the Obama administration merged dozens of leaders from the pro-choice and pro-life movements onto one conference call line and, wisely, muted us.

Outrageous Reallocation of Planned Parenthood Funding

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Cavallucci

Birth Choice Health Clinics, a staunch supporter of abstinence-only education for young women seeking sex education and abortion options within the Or...

Why Canada's on Top in Teen Pregnancy

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vanessa Richmond

What's going on? Are Canadian teens just more inhibited -- did the girls-gone-wild craze not get this far north? Or is it just too much effort to get the parkas off up here?

Teen Births Rise Again: Are Babies Always a Blessing?

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Logan Levkoff

But a true blessing is in having the ability to make informed decisions, the freedom to speak up, access to reproductive health services, and having accurate and effective sexuality education.

Teen Pregnancies Increase School Dropout Rate

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At Robeson High School in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, there are lots of reasons kids quit school. Pregnancy is definitely one of them. This year...

The 200 Million Dollar Question

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Republicans staged a temper tantrum last week over spending $200 million on contraceptive coverage. It turns out such a request wasn't even included in the stimulus.

Why Contraception Saves Money and Prevents Abortion

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

While I respect the opinions of those who oppose abortion, I do not understand why those same leaders would then oppose policies proven to reduce abortions.

Dropping Family Planning Funding Is the Right Move

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Ready access to contraceptives for low-income citizens is an essential part of creating a stable, informed and healthy population. There should be a bill aimed at openly supporting this policy.

Do Contraceptives Stimulate the Economy?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

There has been a lot of damage done to family planning funding over the past eight years. However, this may not be the right issue around which to have the battle.

Levi Drops Out of High School

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Levi now falls into his predestined spot alongside all other teens dropping out of high school to prematurely become adults because of unplanned parenthood.

President Obama and the Future of Women's Health

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

With a president who understands and accepts a woman's right to reproductive justice, the focus will now entail a reexamination of the multitude of factors that are part of the larger picture.

Since When Is Teen Pregnancy Cool?

Red the Book | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Red the Book

We've initiated a dangerous new member of the breakfast club: the no-problem pregnant teenager.

Teen Pregnancy Rates Rising With Alaska Leading The Way: CDC Report

ABC News | JOSEPH BROWNSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Although 18-year-old Bristol Palin has made headlines in recent months for her pregnancy and the birth of her son, Tripp, she has a lot of company -- ...

Mississippi Has Highest Teen Birth Rate, CDC Says

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Mississippi now has the nation's highest teen birth rate, displacing Texas and New Mexico for that lamentable title, a new federal rep...

Why Are American Women Having More Children?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Even if the declining employment rates for women don't reflect general support for "opting out," the cultural elevation of women who choose to stay home with their kids is palpable.

The Young and The Unprotected

Crystal Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Crystal Smith

Some young teens believe having a baby will allow them to love someone the way they weren't. That baby is like a security blanket to them. So, what do we do?

Americans Embrace Pro-Education, Pro-Prevention, Pro-Choice Values in Historic Election

Scott Swenson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Swenson

Social conservatives have a simple choice to make. They can recognize the US as a pluralistic nation with diverse beliefs and work with people they disagree with, or marginalize themselves.

Teen Pregnancy Linked To "Sexy" TV Shows: Study

Reuters | Andrew Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Exposure to some forms of entertainment is a corrupting influence on children, leading teens who watch sexy programs into early pregnancies and childr...

John McCain's Wrong Answers to Working Women's Questions--Now Give Him Your Answer at the Ballot Box

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

It's time for real straight talk on how your policies affect real women, Senator McCain.

Knocked-Up Teen Cuisine

Kerry Trueman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kerry Trueman

The culinary whizzes at Kitchen Caravan rode to the rescue with a recipe that's so easy anyone could make it -- even Bristol and the 750,000 or so other underage American girls who flunked Contraception 101 this year.

Why Teen Mothers Like Jamie Lynn Spears Keep Getting Shocked Up By The Media.

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vanessa Richmond

What's really at stake isn't whether the story of Spear's pregnancy is true or not, but the way the news is delivered and then the way that pregnancy and birth are treated by the media and public.

Teen Pregnancy in America Today

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Wright Edelman

We have an opportunity to take advantage of a renewed national conversation and once again emphasize pregnancy prevention for today's teenagers -- both boys and girls.

Children's Defense Fund Founder: McCain Will Leave Millions Of Children Uninsured

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Sen. McCain has no specific plan for children. We keep a Congressional scorecard... Senator McCain received the lowest score of anyone in the Senate in 2007."

McCain-Palin Agenda Threatens Teens

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Ringe

Some will go across the border, consider self-abortion, suicide, and some will suffer serious injuries or die.