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Teen Pregnancy

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...

Marry Me, Bristol: Christian Hypocri-sex, Pt. II

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rob Asghar

I readily concede that moral boundaries and restraint are crucial to good living. But I am suspicious of the Pharisaic distortions, namely an irrational rigidity, or the sorts of bizarre loopholes and rationalizations common to those who take abstinence vows.

Let Down Again: Obama's FDA Fails to Advance New Emergency Contraception Rules

Laura MacCleery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura MacCleery

The FDA should stop dragging its' heels and make emergency contraception available over the counter to all women without restriction.

Bristol Palin And The Trouble With Christian Sex

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rob Asghar

Christians are as wildly for sex as anyone; that's what got Bristol into trouble. They simply have an idealized notion of it, one that's increasingly divorced from the reality and the direction of the larger society.

San Francisco Values Save the World!

Mark Morford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Would the spittle-flecked bipeds who write to me (or comment down below) and misspell "commy" and "sodimite" listen or care in the slightest? I already know the answer.

Feminomics: Pro-Life Atlanta's Big Lie to Poor and Minority Women

June Carbone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
June Carbone

Georgia Right to Life has taken something that should be celebrated and turned it into a canard raising the specter of genocide in the voluntary reduction of childbearing.

Hilary Mantel, Booker Prize Winner, Says Girls Should Be Able To Have Babies At 14

Telegraph UK | David Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 57-year-old novelist said that society ran on a "male timetable" which dictated that women should have babies at an older age. "Having sex and ha...

Blue Biology: Women, Economics, and Family Values

June Carbone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
June Carbone

The areas of the country most committed to traditional values have the highest divorce and teen pregnancy rates, and provide the least support for access to contraception and abortion.

Bristol Palin's Acting Debut: Sarah Palin's Daughter Plays Self On 'Secret Life of the American Teenager'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Bristol Palin's career has taken a new turn. ABC Family announced Tuesday that the former governor of Alaska's teenager daughter will be making her a...