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Teen Pregnancy

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...

Five Things the New Mayor Should Do for Women and Our City

K. Sujata | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

When women are safe, healthy and financially secure, they lead strong families and thriving communities. That's why, as the new mayor sets his or her agenda, the 1.6 million women and girls in Chicago must be a key part of it.

Adoption Myth Buster: What it Takes to Wake

Jennifer Lauck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lauck

Every human being on the planet comes through the womb of a mother. To force a mother to choose between keeping her offspring or losing acceptance by the culture is to force her to split in half and as a result, to collapse.

Abducted Versus Adopted: For 1.5 Million of U.S. Adoptees, What's the Difference?

Jennifer Lauck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lauck

Though I am considered to have been 'adopted', and not 'abducted,' I have to wonder what the difference is in these terms, especially when I consider the circumstances of my own birth and subsequent relinquishment.

Teens Becoming Pregnant To Get On 'Teen Mom'?

popeater.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Now that 'Teen Mom' cast members like Amber Portwood are in their twenties, MTV is looking for a new crop of teenage girls to keep its monster hits 'T...

How to Give Birth Like a Celebrity

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

2011-02-01-pregnant.png Baby bumps are the new must-have accessory, so try birthing like your favorite star!

The Juno Effect -- Media, Teens and Pregnancy

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Pregnancy -- like teen sex -- is no longer a secret. It's ratings. The progression from hidden shame to primetime programming raises questions. Have we gone from ignoring the issue to glorifying it?

Rosie O'Donnell: I Watch 'Teen Mom' With My Young Daughter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Never one to shy away from controversy, Rosie O'Donnell has come out in support of 'Teen Mom.' Speaking at Sundance Film Festival, O'Donnell told U...

Kim Kardashian Tells Girls Who NOT To Idolize

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kim Kardashian is saddened by the pregnancy epidemic at a Memphis high school. The story broke last week, but Kim didn't hear about it until Wednesd...

The 6 Worst Mom Moments of 2010

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

From celebrity gaffes to wardrobe malfunctions to irritating toys, 2010 gave us a lot of fodder for "worst mom moments," but in the end we narrowed it down to these six.

Teen Pregnancy Rates Among Minorities Sky High In Illinois

Chicago Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When you first take a look at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's new report on teen births by state, everything looks pretty rosy. The te...

Even At Lowest, U.S. Teen Birth Rate Far Higher Than W. Europe

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — The rate of teen births in the U.S. is at its lowest level in almost 70 years. Yet, the sobering context is that the teen pregnancy rate i...

Weekly Pulse: Egg Salad Surprise! Congress Votes to Clean Up Food Supply

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger It's a Christmas-week miracle! The Senate, in a vote that astonished everyone, brought the Food Safe...

Is There a True Limited Government Standard in the G.O.P.?

Susan Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Bevan

The repeal of DADT put a stop to big government at its worst -- and most intrusive. But what about when government tries to restrict the private medical choices of women?

US Teen Birth Rate Lowest Since 1940

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — The U.S. teen birth rate in 2009 fell to its lowest point in almost 70 years of record-keeping – a decline that stunned experts ...