Britain’s 13-year-old father is a textbook example of why we need to rethink sexuality education standards.
Recent public displays of contraceptive failure by girls of
visibility and means gives the misleading appearance that teen
motherhood might be a lifestyle upgrade.
We can give young women a chance to be great parents if our policies match our purported goals for future generations. Will our presidential and vice-presidential candidates support us, too?
It is past time for our country to establish programs and policies that would help young parents like me access the health care, education and economic support we need.
Let’s make something clear from the get-go: Making a choice about a pregnancy is a big deal, it’s something you — far more than anyone else — will live with the most. So the person your choice should be most okay with is you.
Unplanned pregnancy is a big deal, is difficult to manage, and the less prepared for that possibility you are, the tougher it is to cope. But you are capable of turning it around.
Bristol Palin’s pregnancy raises questions about Sarah Palin’s positions on contraception and sexuality education; Mexico City’s reproductive health climate evolved dramatically in just three years; sex workers need their human rights respected.
Pact or no pact, public furor over the teen pregnancy spike in Gloucester, Massachusetts, reveals our profound discomfort with teens who decide, for whatever reason, that they want to have children.
The take-home message from the teen pregnancy boom in Gloucester is clear: we must be prepared to talk openly and honestly about sexuality with our ‘tween and teen children.