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Teenage Pregnancy

Teen Impregnation Is the Real Problem, Not Teen Pregnancy

Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.

When a teenage girl gets pregnant, it is often the fault of an adult male. You would not know it from reading most of the government reports and scientific publications, but teen impregnation involves men, too -- not just teenage girls and not even just teens.

Pregnant Teens Under Age 15 Are More Likely To Be Hispanic

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices

Teens who are under the age of 15 and who become pregnant are almost three times more likely to be Hispanic rather than non-Hispanic whites, indicates...

Let Girls Lead Video Contest: Emmanuela Alimlim

Let Girls Lead | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

Emmanuela Alimlim is from Kenya. Her mother gave birth to her at age 15 and Emmanuela's sister gave birth to her first child at age 15 as well. After seeing several of her classmates drop out of school due to early pregnancies, Emmanuela decided that it was time to do something about early and forced marriage and teen pregnancy in her community.

UN: 7.3 Million Teen Births In Developing World

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — Teen pregnancies in the developing world are declining, but more than 7 million girls under the age of 18 are still giving b...

World Population Day Raises Teen Pregnancy Awareness

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact

The United Nations designates every July 11 to highlight issues related to population growth, including environmental sustainability, global developme...

Live Nativity: The Prodigal Mother

Brenda Peterson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion
Brenda Peterson

My mother always taught us that no one should be alone at Christmas. We must expect miracles and mysteries. The gifts of her Christmas were peanut but...

Catherine Pearson

Major Pediatric Group Throws Support Behind Emergency Contraception For Teens

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Women

Emergency contraception is safe and effective for teenage girls, and pediatricians should push for increased access to this type of birth control, reg...

Teenagers Have Sex: Deal With It

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.12.2012 | New York
Marianne Mollmann

High School students under the age of 19 account for approximately one-third of all newly diagnosed sexually transmitted infections in New York State. And not surprisingly, teen mothers are much less likely to graduate from high school than their peers who didn't give birth.

Income Inequality, Economic Despair, and Teen Childbearing

Phillip B. Levine | Posted 08.07.2012 | College
Phillip B. Levine

Despite a decline of almost 50 percent over the past two decades, rates of teen childbearing in the United States are twice as high as in Canada and Australia, three times higher than in Germany, and eight times higher than in Switzerland.

EVIL TEENS: Irony, Prison Make-Up and Other Horrifying Truths about Teenage Life in America

Malina Saval | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Malina Saval

In a classroom, a group of eighth graders dressed in skinny jeans, shrunken cardigans and obscure indie rock band tees gather together. Their teacher flips open her laptop to take notes.

Teen Sex Study Shows Surprising Effect Of Sex Education

Posted 03.12.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/08/2012 01:56 PM EST on LiveScience Teens who receive formal sex education wait lo...

Teen Moms Speak Out About Balancing Motherhood And College

| Jessica Salerno | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

A typical day for a college girl consists of going to class, hanging out with friends, maybe catching an episode of Jersey Shore and meeting up later ...

Mail-Order Condom Program For Teenagers Causes Controversy

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.19.2012 | San Francisco

A new program supported by the California Department of Public Health will allow teenagers throughout various parts of the state to order condoms onli...

One Less Thing To Worry About: 4 Out Of 5 Teenage Boys Use Condoms Their First Time

AP | By CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents

CHICAGO -- A surprising 80 percent of teenage boys say they are using condoms the first time they have sex, a government survey found in a powerful si...

Will Arkansas Officials Support Black Student Achievement?

Rashad Robinson | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education
Rashad Robinson

Kymberly Wimberly was forced to share a "co-valedictorian" designation with a lower achieving White student. This after a staffer worried aloud that having her in that role would cause "a big mess."

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.

Kristin Hannah Touches the Heart With Night Road

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.28.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Kristin Hanna is at her best when she creates stories full of love and conflict, and her latest novel Night Road is one of her best.

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...

Teenage Girls Undergo 'Breast Ironing' In Cameroon (VIDEO)

Posted 10.19.2012 | World

Affecting one out of every four girls, the brutal practice of "breast ironing" is on the rise in the African country of Cameroon. The procedure -- whi...

"Teach Your Children Well"

Pat Earley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Earley

A commitment to improving the quality of early education benefits everyone and may be the most cost-effective economic investment for our future.

Are Black Children An "Endangered Species"?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The black community is the frequent testing ground for bad legislation and restrictive medical policies. But this time, according to sponsors and anti-abortionists, its purpose is to stop discrimination -- before birth.

Los Angeles Area High School Students Find a Path to Graduation Through Art

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 06.04.2010 | Los Angeles
Raymond Leon Roker

The HeArt Project is designed specifically for kids who have struggled in traditional educational environments and are at risk of dropping out of high school.

Bristol Palin: Speaker for Hire

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Jim Taylor

Isn't there a bit of hypocrisy in having Ms. Palin be a spokesperson for sexual abstinence and against teen pregnancy? That is like having BP advocate for environmental conservation.

Loving Our Children Is Not Enough

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

What parents do and don't do, say and don't say, provide their children with the experiences that their children interpret into beliefs. Those beliefs affect their lives for better or for worse.

Bristol Palin $30K Per Speaking Engagement? ...I Too Am a Single Mother

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

Standing ovation. Lives changed. Eggs unfertilized. I'm like a maternity-clothed Tony Robbins. I could do this in towns and cities across America, and for far less than $15,000.