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Teen Pregnancy

How Accurate Are Recent Reports About Black Teens And Abortion?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

While the debate over New York City's wildly criticized teen pregnancy prevention campaign rages on, a recent study conducted by the Guttmacher Instit...

New York Is Right: Tell The Truth On Teen Pregnancy

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

New York City is saying that if we are to have individual responsibility, we should also have institutions that teach individual responsibility. And we should teach in a way that is sensitive but clear. After all, when moral language breaks down, the values on which it rests collapse as well.

WATCH: MSNBC Host Rips Bloomberg For Controversial Ad Campaign

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.09.2013 | New York

Melissa Harris-Perry had harsh words for New York mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday. The MSNBC host took issue with a series of controversial ads...

New York City's Fight to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Joan Malin | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Joan Malin

It's no secret that Planned Parenthood of New York City was disappointed with the Human Resources Administration's latest ad campaign. We pride ourselves on being nonjudgmental, and our concern is that the ads have the effect of making young women, men and children feel judged.

Legalized Infant Abandonment: Alarm in Europe, Barely a Peep in the U.S.

Adam Pertman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Adam Pertman

The proponents of safe havens and Baby Boxes most effectively answer criticism by saying their approach is worthwhile even if it saves just one baby's life. I have an alternative suggestion: Let's aim higher.

The State With The Highest Teen Pregnancy Rate Is ...

Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/25/2013 03:05 PM EST on LiveScience Teen pregnancy rates are highest in New Mexico...

Becoming Grandma too Soon: Tips for Navigating an Unplanned Pregnancy

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Lisa Carpenter

The news that your beloved baby will soon have a baby is not the end of the world. It's also not the end of hopes and dreams for an education, a career, a happy marriage and well-adjusted children and grandchildren. Trust me on that: I've had all the above and more.

Latino Teens Becoming Less Sexually Active, Data Shows

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.08.2013 | Latino Voices

Sexual activity among Latino high school students has dropped by 3.9 percent according to a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)....

How I Found The Right Family To Adopt My Baby

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

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

Surprising Find About Sex And Condoms?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.24.2013 | Women

What a new study suggests about sexual pleasure.

Majority Of West Virginia Teens Are Sexually Active, Dont Use Birth Control: Report

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Teen

Good and bad news for West Virginia lawmakers looking over data from the latest sexual health survey of the state's middle school and high school stu...

'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 ...

Philly Schools Install Free Condom Dispensers To Battle 'Epidemic' Of Teen STDs

Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

One-third of Philadelphia's high schools will be offering free condoms to students in a pilot effort to fight "an epidemic of sexually transmitted dis...

Catherine Pearson

Major Pediatric Group Throws Support Behind Emergency Contraception For Teens

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Women

Emergency contraception is safe and effective for teenage girls, and pediatricians should push for increased access to this type of birth control, reg...

Schools Failing To Support Pregnant Teens, Study Says

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 01.24.2013 | Education

MIAMI -- When 15-year-old Kali Gonzalez became pregnant, the honors student considered transferring to an alternative school. She worried teachers wou...

Top Reasons American Students Drop Out Of High School

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

Absence of parental or educational support and becoming a parent are the two top reasons cited by respondents for dropping out of high school, accordi...

Forward for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

To move forward, America's security and prosperity depend on our children's ability to drive the economy of the future. Leaders must craft budget solutions that will protect the already porous safety nets on which so many children and families rely.

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'...

Romney, the Single Mom and the AK-47

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Rob Brooks

Each candidate was asked what they would do to keep assault rifles off the streets. So profoundly does Romney believe in the changing of culture, that he pivoted directly to a beloved conservative talking point: single mothers.

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.

Teens, Sex and Why Talking Matters

Cecile Richards | Posted 12.11.2012 | Parents
Cecile Richards

If we want to help our kids to make healthy decisions, we have to be clear about our values and about the information we give them on how to stay safe. Nowhere is this truer than those seemingly awkward conversations with teens about sex.

PHOTO: There's Something Wrong With This Doll

Posted 10.10.2012 | Comedy

The folks over at Dangerous Minds said it best: Baby’s First Baby toy doll by artist Darren Cullen is—I’m assuming here—some kind of statem...

'The New Normal': Nana Takes 8-Year Old Kids To Planned Parenthood

Posted 09.19.2012 | TV

On this week's episode of "The New Normal," Ellen Barkin's character Jane continued to be outrageously politically incorrect, but at least she was com...

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...

CA To Fund Pregnant Teens

Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.24.2012 | San Francisco

The California state Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would extend access to financial support for pregnant teens in need. According to the ...