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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...

No One Solution to Reducing Teen Pregnancy

Laura Stepp | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Laura Stepp

Reducing poverty and teen pregnancies are not mutually exclusive goals. We should be looking for more solutions that do both.

Teen Ambivalence Towards Pregnancy Points To Social Problems, Says Study

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee A new report by Melissa Kearney and Philip Levine at the University of Maryland, suggests that common ideas about teenage pre...

'16 & Pregnant': Mom Defends Her Daughter Against Her Boyfriend

Posted 05.16.2012 | TV

MTV's hit cautionary series for sexually active teenagers gave fans a double-dose of teen parenting with two episodes of "16 & Pregnant" (Tue., 10 p.m...

My Story: 16 and Pregnant

Sarah Roberts | Posted 07.15.2012 | Teen
Sarah Roberts

Sixteen and pregnant. It wasn't exactly the dream I'd had while I was in my junior year of high school. I dreamt of moving away to college and living in a dorm. But when I got the news that I was pregnant, everything changed.

'16 & Pregnant': Will Hope's Boyfriend Stick With Her And Their Baby?

Posted 05.09.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "16 & Pregnant" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on MTV) viewers were introduced to pregnant teen Hope Harbert, her on-off boyfriend Ben, an...

'16 & Pregnant': Myranda Struggles With Her Addict Mom

Posted 07.02.2012 | TV

Myranda Trevino had more to deal with than discovering that she was going to be a teenage mother after only three months with her boyfriend Eric. On t...

Race Becomes An Issue On '16 & Pregnant'

Posted 04.25.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "16 & Pregnant" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on MTV) viewers were introduced to interracial couple, Jordan Howard and Tyler Zeplin. A...

Women Over Age 35 Are Having More Kids

Melanie Notkin | Posted 06.23.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Marriage and unions may look different today than they did even a decade ago, but some things never change.

'16 & Pregnant': Alex Calls Matt 'A Deadbeat Dad'

Posted 04.18.2012 | TV

On "16 & Pregnant" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on MTV) teenage mother Alex Sekella considered giving up baby Arabella for adoption before eventually deciding to...

'16 & Pregnant' Spotlights Aspiring Cage Fighter Lindsey

Posted 04.11.2012 | TV

Lindsey Harrison was a girl with big dreams. She was going to be a cage fighter and a police detective. But on the way to fulfilling her dreams, she w...

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...

Mississippi Has Highest Rate Of Teen Pregnancies In The U.S.

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2012 | Teen

ATLANTA, April 10 (Reuters) - Mississippi has the highest teen birthrate in the nation while New Hampshire has the lowest, the Centers for Disease C...

Haley's Comment

Robert Walker | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

When Nikki Haley and other Republican leaders opine about the lack of voter interest in contraception, it's more wishful thinking than political insight.

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...

Let's Immunize Boys Against HPV and Educate Them About Sexual Responsibility at the Same Time

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

So what does the research tell us? We need to talk to both young women and men, not once but early and often about sexual health and responsibility.

'16 And Pregnant' Premiere: Jamie And Her Mom Fight About Ryan

Posted 03.21.2012 | TV

Season 4 of "16 And Pregnant" (Tues., 10p.m. ET on MTV) kicked off Tuesday night with it the news that perennial on-again off-again couple Jamie McKay...