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Teen Pregnancy

STUDY: Sex-Ed Classes With Abstinence Focus Can Delay Sex In Teens

Washington Post | Rob Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sex education classes that focus on encouraging children to remain abstinent can convince a significant proportion to delay sexual activity, researche...

Reproductive Education Program Helps Break Poverty Cycle

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reproductive Justice

When Precious joined our teen pregnancy prevention program, she was 10 years old and headed straight back toward the cycle of poverty that she had come from.

Teen Pregnancy Rate Increases For First Time In A Decade

Washington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The pregnancy rate among teenage girls in the United States has jumped for the first time in more than a decade, raising alarm that the long campaign ...

All the News That's Fit to Print

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

By reporting the facts, we can, as a society, stop what is really causing young inner city girls to believe that their economic worth extends no further than child assistance checks.

STOPP Unintended Teen Pregnancy

Reproductive Justice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

In my county, the combination of teen parenthood and dropping out of school translated to another generation of continued poverty.

Project Prevention Encourages Addicts Not To Have Children

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

An estimated 11-15% of babies are exposed to drugs or alcohol in utero. Many of these babies are born with addictions or physical disabilities. For ye...

Teaching to the Choir on Marriage

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Opposing sex is such a losing battle that some advocates are proposing, if not an actual retreat, at least an advance in a new direction.

Robert McCain Fine With Pregnancy Among Religious Teens -- Just Not Minority Teens

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barrett Brown

The fact that a member of the royal family of England had a son who did something swell, McCain implies, indicates that teen pregnancy is no big problem, because, hey, Henry Tudor.

Policies to Curb Latina Teen Pregnancies Have the Reverse Effect

Silvia Henriquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Silvia Henriquez

It may be politically expedient to treat high Latina teen pregnancy rates as the problem to be solved rather than the result of social inequities -- but it isn't likely to be effective.

UK Leads World In Underage Drinking

guardian.co.uk | Owen Bowcott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UK's levels of teenage pregnancy, drunkenness and unemployment are among highest out of 30 countries...

Things Come Together in Karin Slaughter's Undone

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Undone is a story of pure evil, and of the effort made by heroic persons to contain it. It is violent and it is graphic to some extent, but it is also fascinating reading from beginning to end.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Self-Respect Matters

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Courtney Macavinta

Based on my own risky journey with sex as a teen--and my mom being a 2x teen mom--to me a big part of the "solution" comes down to boosting self-respect.

Letterman Should Call Himself Letterperson from Now On

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Catie Lazarus

Sarah, how creepy is it that NOW is jumping on your bandwagon? Trying to be friends with the alpha popular princess by sweeping abortion, pay parity, stem cell research under the rug!

Playing the Hand that Life Deals You

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

I've dealt with hundreds of parents of special needs children. They take the hand that is dealt to them. And usually turn that hand into aces.

House Committee Zeroes Out Traditional Sources of Ab-Only Funding, Removes Ban on Syringe Exchange

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Needle-exchange programs were banned for many years solely due to ideological opposition and false charges that such programs encouraged further drug use.

Health Class No Longer Required In Texas High Schools

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP)-- Health class will no longer be a state requirement for high school students this fall, making Texas one of the few states in the ...

What Comes After Abstinence-Only: Advocates Urge White House and Congress to Broaden Teen Pregnancy Initiative

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Far more must be done to address teen sexuality, prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, and to prevent the violence and coercion by intimate partners.

Are Teens Heading in the Wrong Direction?

Cory Silverberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cory Silverberg

I definitely agree teen contraceptive use is headed in the wrong direction. But conflating "teens" as individuals with "teen contraceptive use" is kind of emblematic of the problem with so much sex education.

Sarah Palin Wants Letterman to Apologize... Seriously?

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Renee

Comedians joke around. They make fun. They find a hot button and push it. That is what they do. Palin, on the other hand, is a comedian of a whole other kind.

Bristol Palin: "Levi Loves Our Baby" ... We're Not "At War"

People | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After a very public war of words, Bristol Palin and her family say they are trying to work with her former fiancé Levi Johnston for the sake of their...

BIRTH VIDEO, LEICESTER

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A group called "Hey Babe: Be Aware, Be Educated" out of Leicester, England has produced a PSA of a mock-pregnancy on a school sports field. The group'...

Skill the Messenger

Cristina Page | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cristina Page

The outcomes of teen parenthood are too serious to be ignored by someone who is now the most prominent messenger on the issue.

Shock Teen Pregnancy Video In UK Sparks Controversy (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An extremely explicit YouTube video meant to scare teenage girls out of ever getting pregnant has become somewhat of a web sensation after it was init...

Controversial New Group: Drunk Drivers Against Mothers

Tom McCaffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom McCaffrey

"My mom is always like 'I can't believe you got drunk and then drove our new car into a lake again'. I'm like fuck you! I like to party! You're just mad because you can't party as hard as me! Delta Chi forever!"

ABCs of the Birds and the Bees

Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin

Her son was essentially friendless for the first few months of middle school because he wasn't texting and was therefore, out of the mix.