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Teen Pregnancy

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 ...

Florence Crittenton High School Enrolls Only Pregnant Girls, Teen Moms

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.17.2012 | Education

Denver's Florence Crittenton High School, which enrolls pregnant teens and teen moms, has opened its doors to the cameras of TLC, the Denver Post repo...

Do Schools Have A Responsibility To Support Teen Moms? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 08.09.2012 | Teen

Delhi Charter School in rural northeast Louisiana had a controversial policy in place from 2006 to 2012 that required students who were suspected of b...

Louisiana School Changing Mandatory Pregnancy Test Policy

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

NEW ORLEANS -- A Louisiana charter school is changing a policy that kicked pregnant students out of class and required them to be home-schooled, the s...

Teen Moms Need Dignity

Catalina Escobar Restrepo | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Catalina Escobar Restrepo

I work in Cartagena, one of the poorest cities in Colombia, where 29% of pregnancies are in adolescent girls. Once pregnant, these girls face numerous economic and social challenges. Most girls immediately drop out of school, ensuring a life of poverty in which they cannot contribute to the country's development.

Louisiana School Kicks Girls Out Who Test Positive On Mandatory Pregnancy Test

Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

One Louisiana public school's no-nonsense approach to preventing teen pregnancy is "in blatant violation of federal law and the U.S. Constitution," th...

Mom Happy Her Teen Daughter Is Pregnant

Posted 08.02.2012 | TV

Perhaps it was because she was a teen mom herself, but most viewers were probably surprised to hear 37-year old Ann say that she was happy her 17-year...

An Ounce of Prevention for Teen Pregnancy

Judith Sandalow | Posted 09.11.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

All parents -- even teen parents -- want to give their children a better life with more opportunity than they had. As a community we should want this for our children as well.

The U.S. Global Health Initiative and Diplomacy

Serra Sippel | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Serra Sippel

Full and sustained implementation of GHI's principles is the best way to ensure that U.S. global health programs make a real, measurable difference in the lives of those served by U.S. foreign assistance, and that U.S. dollars are spent effectively.

Making Motherhood a Choice, Not a Destination

Vera Cordeiro | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Vera Cordeiro

In developed countries motherhood is more commonly experienced as a choice, but in the favelas of Brazil the identity of motherhood is status--a "destination" sought by teen age girls who view the opportunity to have a baby as a validation of their esteem even though they are unprepared to raise a child.

Study: Latina Teen Pregnancy Hits Record Low

Posted 06.30.2012 | Latino Voices

A new study indicates that teen pregnancy has dropped significantly for Latinas living in the U.S., a group of young women who have had the highest ra...

Sex Ed Law Under Scrutiny

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Spurred by a classroom demonstration involving a sex toy, Tennessee recently enacted a pro-abstinence sex education law that is am...

Bristol Palin: No More Sex Until Marriage

Posted 06.21.2012 | Weddings

One child is enough for Bristol Palin. For now, anyway. The 21-year-old mother of Tripp, 3, told InTouch magazine she's waiting until marriage t...

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.

Income Inequality, Economic Despair, and Teen Childbearing

Phillip B. Levine | Posted 08.07.2012 | College
Phillip B. Levine

Despite a decline of almost 50 percent over the past two decades, rates of teen childbearing in the United States are twice as high as in Canada and Australia, three times higher than in Germany, and eight times higher than in Switzerland.

'16 & Pregnant' Finale: Kristina's Tragic Story

Posted 05.30.2012 | TV

On the Season 4 finale of "16 & Pregnant" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on MTV) viewers were introduced to Kristina Robinson. Her story was perhaps the saddest...

Sex Ed Seeks To Fight America's Worst Teen Pregnancy Rate

AP | LAURA TILLMAN | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

MARKS, Miss. -- With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it's hard to tell that high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling a...

'16 & Pregnant' Dad Apologizes To Infant Son

Posted 05.23.2012 | TV

While many episodes of "16 & Pregnant" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on MTV) feature young fathers who are ill-prepared for parenthood, or worse. Many of them dis...