The Bloomberg Administration and NYC’s Human Resources Administration have launched a campaign whose purpose seems to be shaming and stigmatizing teen mothers. But politicians and older generations are the ones who should be ashamed for their failures to provide meaningful sexual health education or to address the social conditions that lead to teen pregnancy.
When teens become parents, they instantly become victims of discrimination, judgment, and stereotyping, not only from their peers, but from school staff as well.
The New York Human Resource Administration’s new teen pregnancy prevention campaign takes shame as a prevention tactic to an entirely new level.
Now all minors would have to get parental permission prior to an abortion.
Teen birth rates fell to an historic low in 2011 thanks, in part, to new policies that make it easier for teens to access contraception.
Want an abortion without telling your parents? Not in Oklahoma.
Just as New York City released new numbers showing that its multi-pronged attempt to reduce teen pregnancy rates seems to be working, the New York Post manufacturers a controversy over how much birth control schools are really distributing.
As colleagues and legislators, we have been discussing the current status and future of reproductive health care in Texas. Recent political discourse has prompted us to reignite a community conversation in hopes of raising some awareness about the intersections of race, class, and gender when it comes to health care.
Unintended pregnancies, especially teen pregnancies, are a large contributor to the many other challenges that plague the families in Mississippi, such as high rates of maternal and child mortality, a broader health crisis, and skyrocketing poverty levels.
Montana girls under the age of 16 no longer have the right to privacy when it comes to pregnancy and abortion.