Why are we seeing an uptick in teen pregnancy and teen births after years of decline? More sex and less contraception, the policy wars of the past 8 years and the failure to fund effective programs are among the reasons behind this reversal in trends.
There are few investment opportunities, especially in the current time, that guarantee a return. An investment in young people and teen pregnancy prevention can do exactly that.
Every day, more than 2,000 girls in America, age 15-19, give birth – in the wealthiest, most educated nation in the world! Neither you nor I should accept this statistic.
A disease prevention model of sexuality education does little to address the real issues that young people face on a daily basis.
British sex ed to start in kindergarten; Indiana abortion bill gains provision that would actually help women – so antis oppose it; Minnesota protects public funding for abortion; Bonnie Erbe on the YouTube trap.
My daughter could only get extra credit in health class if I signed a release form for her to participate in an abstinence-only program.
Imagine this: Sweden’s school-based sexuality education is so strong that a yearly national youth poll shows that the majority of young people report that they get the best information on contraception and STIs from school.
Bill O’Reilly gives a D.C.-based abstinence-only advocate a platform to spout false talking points about sexuality education.
Parents and teachers need to have lots of difficult conversations about sex with their teens, where the “right” answer isn’t clear.
With the legislative year well underway, laws to establish fetal personhood, mandating medically accurate sex ed, and treating partners for STIs are on the move.