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A Mom Before the Prom

Recent public displays of contraceptive failure by girls of
visibility and means gives the misleading appearance that teen
motherhood might be a lifestyle upgrade.

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A Wish List for Young Parents

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?

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Teen Parenting, Against the Odds

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.

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McCain and Palin Want Women’s Votes But Do Women Want Them?

Sarah Palin has been thrust into the spotlight. With unmarried women representing a crucial voting block this election season, it’s easy to see Palin as a political pick. But will her policies actually help women or hurt them?

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It’s Magic: How Can McCain and Palin Still Support Ab-Only?

Given the United States’ teen pregnancy rate, the fact that a teenage daughter of a candidate for national office is pregnant shouldn’t come as a surprise. What should stop us in our tracks is the fact that both candidates on the Republican ticket still back abstinence-only programs.

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When Getting Pregnant Isn’t About Being a Mother

In Colombia, young women may be getting pregnant intentionally — but not necessarily because they want to become mothers. Sexuality education advocates differ on how best to tailor a pregnancy prevention and sexual health curriculum to reach Colombian teens.

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Outing the Pro-Teen Sex Agenda

If we measured the religious right’s agenda based on its results, it could be called the pro-risky-adolescent-sex-teen-mothers-and-more crowd.

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