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'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...

Massachusetts School Committee Wants To Give Condoms To 12-Year-Olds

Posted 03.16.2012 | Education

A Massachusetts school has taken its first step toward giving students as young as 12 free access to condoms at school. The Springfield School Comm...

Teen Moms In Africa Speak Out About Sexual Rights

CNN | Posted 03.16.2012 | Teen

Sierra Leone and Liberia have some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with 15-24 year olds accounting for 40 percent of such deaths...

Staff Outs Pregnant 8th Grader To Entire School Assembly

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

Shantelle Hicks, a 15-year-old from Gallup, N.M., claims she was first forced to leave the Wingate Elementary School and then publicly outed as being ...

Teen Moms Speak Out About Balancing Motherhood And College

| Jessica Salerno | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

A typical day for a college girl consists of going to class, hanging out with friends, maybe catching an episode of Jersey Shore and meeting up later ...

Nurture vs. Nothing: How Contraception Saves Lives

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

Many may be baffled by the current political debate about contraception, but for many women like me, these bishops and politicians may as well be sitting in my living room having a cup of coffee. This debate is personal.

Mail-Order Condom Program For Teenagers Causes Controversy

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.19.2012 | San Francisco

A new program supported by the California Department of Public Health will allow teenagers throughout various parts of the state to order condoms onli...

'My School Gives Out Free Condoms -- So Why Won't Kids Use Them?'

| Posted 02.15.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Sex, Lies and the Teen Pregnancy That Never Was

Edward Wasserman | Posted 04.15.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

Gaby Rodriguez was a 17-year-old high school honor student in Yakima, Wash., when she hit upon an imaginative senior project on teen pregnancy. She would declare she was pregnant.

'Anderson' Asks If 'Teen Mom' Glamorizes Teen Pregnancy

Posted 04.14.2012 | TV

It's a controversy that's hovered around both "Teen Mom," "Teen Mom 2" and "16 and Pregnant." Are these shows glamorizing teen pregnancy? Anderson Coo...

Number of Teens Getting Pregnant, Having Abortions Plummets

Posted 02.09.2012 | Home

A Guttmacher Institute study reveals that in 2008, teen births and abortions decreased to their lowest levels since 1972 -- the year before the Suprem...