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Teen Pregnancy

Playing the Hand that Life Deals You

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

I've dealt with hundreds of parents of special needs children. They take the hand that is dealt to them. And usually turn that hand into aces.

House Committee Zeroes Out Traditional Sources of Ab-Only Funding, Removes Ban on Syringe Exchange

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Needle-exchange programs were banned for many years solely due to ideological opposition and false charges that such programs encouraged further drug use.

Health Class No Longer Required In Texas High Schools

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP)-- Health class will no longer be a state requirement for high school students this fall, making Texas one of the few states in the ...

What Comes After Abstinence-Only: Advocates Urge White House and Congress to Broaden Teen Pregnancy Initiative

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Far more must be done to address teen sexuality, prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, and to prevent the violence and coercion by intimate partners.

Are Teens Heading in the Wrong Direction?

Cory Silverberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cory Silverberg

I definitely agree teen contraceptive use is headed in the wrong direction. But conflating "teens" as individuals with "teen contraceptive use" is kind of emblematic of the problem with so much sex education.

Sarah Palin Wants Letterman to Apologize... Seriously?

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Renee

Comedians joke around. They make fun. They find a hot button and push it. That is what they do. Palin, on the other hand, is a comedian of a whole other kind.

Bristol Palin: "Levi Loves Our Baby" ... We're Not "At War"

People | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After a very public war of words, Bristol Palin and her family say they are trying to work with her former fiancé Levi Johnston for the sake of their...

BIRTH VIDEO, LEICESTER

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A group called "Hey Babe: Be Aware, Be Educated" out of Leicester, England has produced a PSA of a mock-pregnancy on a school sports field. The group'...

Skill the Messenger

Cristina Page | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cristina Page

The outcomes of teen parenthood are too serious to be ignored by someone who is now the most prominent messenger on the issue.

Controversial New Group: Drunk Drivers Against Mothers

Tom McCaffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom McCaffrey

"My mom is always like 'I can't believe you got drunk and then drove our new car into a lake again'. I'm like fuck you! I like to party! You're just mad because you can't party as hard as me! Delta Chi forever!"

Shock Teen Pregnancy Video In UK Sparks Controversy (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An extremely explicit YouTube video meant to scare teenage girls out of ever getting pregnant has become somewhat of a web sensation after it was init...

ABCs of the Birds and the Bees

Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin

Her son was essentially friendless for the first few months of middle school because he wasn't texting and was therefore, out of the mix.

How the Candie's Foundation and Bristol Palin Created a National Dialogue on Teen Pregnancy

Neil Cole | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Neil Cole

Whether we, as Americans can agree on safe sex vs. abstinence is not the issue here; the issue is educating teens about pregnancy prevention.

White House Abstinence Funding May Be Provided After All

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Although President Obama cut funding for abstinence-only sex education from his new budget, a White House official said Tuesday that some programs cou...

Why We Need Bristol (and Levi)

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

There is a valuable lesson to learn. And, oddly, the quiet girl thrust into the public spotlight as a result of a most private mishap might just help teach it. That is if Levi is invited along.

Obama Eliminates Abstinence-Only Funding In Budget

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's 2010 budget, released this afternoon, eliminates federal funding for a range of abstinence-only education programs. Here's a releas...

Bristol Palin, Candies Foundation Team Up To Prevent Teen Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Candies Foundation announced Tuesday it has appointed teen mom Bristol Palin as its new ambassador. The foundation, which encourages abstinence to...

The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It's estimated that three in ten girls in the United States still get pregnant by age 20. 51 percent of Black and 53 percent of Latino teenage girls become pregnant at least once before age 20.

Maury Povich Joining Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Maury Povich's daytime talk show is joining in a national campaign to prevent teen and unplanned young adult pregnancy. Povich an...

17 Again, Taken Way Too Seriously

Elizabeth Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Banks

The movie points out that kids today live in an overly-sexualized world that glamorizes the act so much, they practically have no choice but to bang each other. But the satire was above the pay grade of the 8 year-old sitting behind me.

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.