In a stroke of media mastery, Bristol Palin harnessed the Palin family-doting Fox News last night to announce a powerful message for policy makers: abstinence only is “not realistic.”
An entire country is outraged over a very young father. Instead of looking for someone to blame, we should all realize: abstinence-only has failed young people.
Bristol Palin tells Fox News: abstinence isn’t “realistic,” teen parenting isn’t something to “strive for,” and having her baby Tripp was her choice, not her mother’s.
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.