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'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...

Ex-Teacher Faces Felony For Giving Student Emergency Contraceptive

Posted 04.10.2012 | Education

A former Texas High School teacher faces felony charges for delivery of a dangerous drug after admitting to police that she gave a student an emergenc...

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

Dante And Shakespeare Inspire Teen Moms To Continue Their Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 02.08.2012 | Latino Voices

Teen mothers are getting a taste of the prep school experience, replete with studying the classics from Dante to Shakespeare, through an innovative pr...

Joseph Erbentraut

Teen Mothers Find Support, Education And Empowerment

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.26.2013 | Chicago

The Simpson Academy for Young Women, a Chicago public school, last week cut the ribbon on its newest addition -- and it wasn't a new library wing, com...

Paula Deen Ate My Teenage Daughter

Mark Morford | Posted 03.26.2012 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Paula Deen appears to openly despise you and doesn't seem to care if you get fat and sick and perhaps die from eating her bacon-wrapped deep-fried mac-and-cheese butter-dipped donut logs on a stick!

16 & Pregnant & Having an Abortion

Cristina Page | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home
Cristina Page

There's another voice you must add to 16 & Pregnant: That of the 16 year-old girl who is pregnant and chooses to have an abortion.

Trash Television and the American Youth: Irresponsibility Overload

Bethany St. James | Posted 03.17.2012 | TV
Bethany St. James

For far too long, we have shirked our responsibilities as adults and allowed the television to take the reins.

Teen Sues Family Over Forced Abortion

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

A 14-year-old teen from Corpus Christi, Texas, is suing her family in order to stop them from forcing her to have an abortion, according to ABC News. ...

New Analysis Reveals Spike In Same-Sex Contact Between Teen Girls

Posted 12.23.2011 | Gay Voices

A new analysis of the U.S. National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) has revealed some surprising shifts in the sexual activity of teenage girls over th...

The Biggest Virginity Myth Is Still Intact

Cristen Conger | Posted 02.19.2012 | Women
Cristen Conger

The hymen might be the most overrated flap of flesh in the human body, the anatomical equivalent of a sexually charged appendix.

HHS Protects Kids In Vetoing Plan B Decision

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Health and Human Services acted to protect kids Dec. 7 when HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rejected a recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration to let stores sell powerful hormonal drugs to children over the counter.

Eight Reasons Obama Should Reverse His Mistake on Plan B

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Any time an administration finds science politically inconvenient, this precedent by a supposedly pro-science president will make it that much easier for future administrations to assert more absolute authority. That is dangerous for the future of science and the nation.

Behind the Sharp Decline in Teen Births

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Sharon L. Camp

The recently-reported decline in teen pregnancy can be linked almost exclusively to improvements in teens' contraceptive use, according to new data from a major government study, the CDC's National Survey of Family Growth.

Did Abstinence-Only Create a Bully Generation?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.11.2012 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Abstinence-only education creates a petri dish for bullying in schools. There is always a lot of back and forth about the efficacy of these programs,...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Sex Education: Does Abstinence-Only Education Really Work?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

2011-11-18-djfkdjfkjioejfkdkjiejie.jpgScience illuminates sexuality. And that is why it is so important that we learn about our bodies at an early age.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: The Science of Sex Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education

What is the most effective way to educate young people about sex? What can we do to minimize unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? Does abstinence-only education work? Some people think so.

Surprising Things We Can Learn From The Dutch About Sex Education

healthland.time.com | Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

Teen birth rates are eight times higher in the U.S. than in Holland. Abortion rates are twice as high. The American AIDS rate is three times greater t...

The Sex Education of Justin Bieber

Cristina Page | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Cristina Page

Justin Bieber serves as an allegory for the way we treat American teens: leading them to temptation, unprotected and unprepared, and expecting more of them than we do of ourselves.

The New ABCD's of Talking About Sex With Teenagers

Amy Schalet | Posted 01.02.2012 | Parents
Amy Schalet

How can American parents and other adults talk with teenagers about sexuality and romantic relationships in more positive terms, while bolstering young people's capacities to protect themselves against potential negative experiences and consequences?

High School Student Who Faked Pregnancy Gets Lifetime Movie

AP | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

SEATTLE -- Faking her pregnancy was the high school project that keeps paying off for one Washington state teenager. Gaby Rodriguez of Toppenish was ...

Sex Education Gets New Video Game

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women

With various contraceptives on the market, from condoms to rings and patches and pills, men and women have a whole arsenal of ways to prevent unplanne...

Alexa Vega To Star In Movie About Teen's Fake Pregnancy

Fox 411 | Meagan Murphy | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home

America wants more teen pregnancies -- at least on their televisions. Following the success of MTV’s Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant and last year’s ...

Revamping Sex Education: A New Approach to the Birds and the Bees

Richard Buery | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

New York City should consider a more comprehensive initiative that takes into account all aspects of a young person's growth and development, not solely strategies associated with understanding and reducing sexual risk-taking.

What's The Perfect Age To Be A Mother?

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 12.04.2011 | Women
Janice Van Dyck

Is it possible we're missing the old days when younger couples did the parenting and older couples were grandparents?