Teenage motherhood, especially for girls under 15 years old, has negative health and economic impacts for both the young girls and their communities.
When it comes to contraception, the United States could be viewed as the land of lunacy. The facts and figures from that country demonstrate the power of contraception to change a society.
Abortion is far from the only choice a woman makes about her reproductive health. And if you really think about it, why wait to defend those reproductive health choices until she is at the door of an abortion clinic?
The Minnesota Congresswoman has introduced a new bill that declares child marriage a human rights violation.
Married at 3, divorced at 8? Early marriage should not be an option for any young girl–no matter where she lives.
Years of misguided U.S. policy such as the Global Gag Rule have contributed to today’s crisis in Kenya.
HPV vaccine is just as effective in men at preventing genital warts, more children getting health care with CHIP, Spain keeps marriage age at 14 (and what’s it like in your state?), and the Vatican is setting up an HIV/AIDS conference.
MTV will air a special on teens who choose abortion; the teen birth rate drops and everyone scrambles to claim credit or blame the economy; a fabulous new app for the sexually active; buy a dress, help prevent child marriage.
Last night, the House Republicans banded together at the last minute on purely specious grounds to defeat legislation aimed at preventing child marriage worldwide.
Advocates are calling for immediate passage tomorrow by the House of a bill to prevent child marriage throughout the world. The legislation, which seeks to ensure better coordination on major development goals, has already passed the Senate unanimously. You can help them. Action links included.