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Teen Pregnancy

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?

Rick Perry Struggles To Answer Question About Sex Ed: 'Abstinence Works'

Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Last summer, Texas chose to pass on $4.4 million in federal funds aimed at sex education for adolescents in the state, The Texas Tribune reported. ...

School-Mandated Sex-Ed: It's About Time!

Ilana Garon | Posted 10.12.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

My experience as a teacher in the New York City public school system has only furthered my belief that a comprehensive sex education policy would be a life-saving measure.

The Must-Have School Supply for Girls: Educational Access

K. Sujata | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Back-to-school chatter is already building in Chicago. However, in the discussion of education reform and politicking, one facet is missing: access.

Sofia Vergara Talks About Her Teen Pregnancy

Posted 10.04.2011 | Celebrity

They looked virtually the same age in their "Got Milk?" campaign last year, and now actress Sofia Vergara opens up about her teen pregnancy with son M...

How Young Is Too Young For Birth Control?

Posted 09.21.2011 | Healthy Living

Apparently, more and more teen girls are popping pills -- birth control pills, that is. A Thomson Reuters study released this past March reported ...

Andrea Stone

Hard Hit By Recession, Presidential Citizens Medal Winner's Organization Is In Need Of Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.11.2011 | Impact

UPDATE 7/14/2011: Two days after The Huffington Post reported on financial problems at a social service center run by Presidential Citizens Medal win...

Lessons From The Casey Anthony Case

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 12.16.2011 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

It appears to most of the world that in our courts parents can get away with neglect, irresponsible behavior and putting their child in the trunk of a car without any of these actions being labeled as "abuse."

WATCH: Selena Gomez 'Blamed' Mom For Parents' Painful Split

Huffington Post | Anna Bahr | Posted 08.30.2011 | Divorce

In an E! Entertainment special that aired Wednesday night, teen queen Selena Gomez opened up about her parents' divorce. Gomez, who was 5-year-old...

Katherine Bindley

He's 51, She's 16: What Age Gap Relationships Mean For Teen Girls

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.30.2011 | Women

"True love can be ageless," declared actor Doug Hutchison, 51, an actor who starred in the television series "Lost," when he announced his May marriag...

Study: Increasing Numbers of Parents Are Allowing Teens To Have Sex At Home

ParentDish | Posted 08.24.2011 | Women

"If you think for one minute I am going to let you go out tonight just so you can have sex, you have another think coming, young lady! You are going t...

How To Make Sex-Ed Work For Teens

Deb Levine | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Deb Levine

Many sex education techniques are, at best, moderately successful, say youth. Different content is needed to engage young people in their own sexual health, and in more forms.

What Ruined 16 and Pregnant? Teen Mom

Lilit Marcus | Posted 07.10.2011 | Entertainment
Lilit Marcus

When MTV first started airing 16 and Pregnant, I was riveted -- until Teen Mom came along.

Why Gaby Rodriguez Should Be Applauded

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

For decades social psychologists have been developing research strategies to generate the kind of data that Gaby collected during her project. This is the prism through which Gaby's experiment should be viewed.

Sensibility Over Partisanship in Preventing Teen Pregnancy

Richard Buery | Posted 06.19.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

When it comes to solving teen pregnancy, we know what works. Slashing effective services based on politics or ideology unfairly impacts those of us who are the most vulnerable.

Why Planned Parenthood Matters for American Schools

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 06.10.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

On any given day, there are between one and three mothers in my classroom. Those young women, doe-eyed and green, are my students.

Bristol Palin: One Billion Media Impressions... and Counting

Neil Cole | Posted 06.08.2011 | Media
Neil Cole

Despite the criticism we have received, it was worth every penny to involve Bristol Palin in our efforts to generate a national dialogue on teen pregnancy.

New Details About Bristol Palin's Pregnancy Prevention Pay Day

ThinkProgress | Lee Fang | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

In 2009, Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol joined a teen pregnancy prevention nonprofit called the Candie's Foundation. Today, the Associated Press repor...

Jason Linkins

Hey! Let's Listen To The 'Morning Joe' Crew Have An Awkward Conversation About Sex And The Youth

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Friday's Washington Post brings word of new findings on U.S. sexual behavior in the form of the National Survey of Family Growth, with good news findi...

Choices: 2011 and Beyond

Sarah Buttenwieser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Buttenwieser

When I think about adoption, I imagine it's changed -- opened up -- in part because legal abortion exists. Adoption can be a more freely chosen option than it was during those back alley days.

Should Teen Parents Have Their Own High School?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Is it better to treat teenagers with children the same as every other student, or should they have their own special school? That question lies at th...