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Teen Pregnancy

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 ...

Teen Pregnancy Rates Highest In South

The Hill's Healthwatch | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, for instance, 2008 birth rates were less than 25 per 1,000 teens aged 15 to 19, CDC found. I...

Weathering health inequality

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

In the early 1990s, Arline Geronimus proposed a simple yet profound explanation for why Black women on average were having children at younger ages th...

Bristol Palin and Mike "The Situation": What Don't You Understand?

Neil Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Neil Cole

What do you get when you combine the country's most visible proponent of abstinence, the most in-your-face seeker of casual sex, a pack of gold condom...

South Africa's 'Government Condom' Campaign Has Mixed Results

GlobalPost | Iva Skoch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Julie Peroni liked everything about her new boyfriend and she couldn't wait for the first time he spent the night. "Things...

Boys Get Less Sex Education

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Two-thirds of 15-19-year-olds have had formal instruction in methods of birth control. Seems like we should do better, but anyways. I never noticed t...

Girl, 10, Gives Birth In Spain

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID — A 10-year-old girl has given birth in southern Spain and authorities are evaluating whether to let her and her family retain custody of...

Task Force on Illinois Teen Pregnancy and Domestic Violence Releases Final Report

Wendy Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Wendy Pollack

Teen pregnancy and parenting and domestic and sexual violence are significant contributing factors to the dropout and push-out crisis in schools in Illinois and across the country.

The Myth of the Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

Kierra Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kierra Johnson

Teenage pregnancy isn't the epidemic. The lack of information and support for people to make healthy decisions about their lives is the true epidemic. The culture of shame and scapegoating around sex is the real problem.

Sixteen Wives, Twenty Children: The Role of Machismo in Overpopulation

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Valerie Tarico

I can't help but wonder if we need to revisit our assumptions about why people get pregnant in light of what we now know about decision making.

Bristol Palin At 1Oak: Sarah Palin's Underage Daughter Spotted At New York Club

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Bristol Palin was spotted Wednesday night testing her abstinence vow at hot spot 1Oak. The Candie's Foundation ambassador was in town for the Nationa...

A National Stand to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Before the age of 20, 52% of Latina teens become pregnant at least once. At almost twice the national average, Latinas have the highest teen pregnancy and birth rates of any major ethnic group in the United States.

Pregnant In College: One Student's Story

kansan.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The pink lines come 10 seconds after she pees on the strip. It's supposed to take at least 60 seconds. The same thing happens on the second test. S...

Mexico Abortion Debate Fuelled By 10-Year-Old's Pregnancy

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- A pregnant 10-year-old, allegedly raped by her stepfather, has become the latest lightning rod in the country's heated ab...

Teen Moms See Reality - Not Politics - in Candie's Foundation/Bristol Palin PSA

Neil Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neil Cole

In what is sure to come as a surprise to no one, our recent public service ad campaign featuring Bristol Palin talking about her experience as a teen ...

Bringing Down the Teen Birth Rate Is Like Dieting, but Harder

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

Of course, we should be pleased that the teen birth rate dipped in 2008 and, according to early reports, may fall again slightly in '09. But who's to say it won't bounce up again?

Recession Stalls Birth Rates

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

More evidence that the recession is having large-scale effects on family life. The birth rate dropped in the U.S. from 2007 to 2008, for all age grou...

Who Put Failed Ab-Only Programs Back in Health Care Reform?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

By James Wagoner, President, Advocates for Youth Lost in the shuffle of analysis of the new health care reform legislation, is the fact that Democrat...