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ELECTION 2012: Montana Voters Approve Parental Notification for Teens Seeking Abortions

Montana girls under the age of 16 no longer have the right to privacy when it comes to pregnancy and abortion.

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Women Making Moves! Interview with Teen Mom NYC’s Gloria Malone

Meet Gloria Malone, the creator of Teen Mom NYC, a blog where she gives a personal account of her life as a former teen mom. Now a college student living in New York City with her 6-year-old daughter, Gloria provides helpful and accurate information for other teen moms while striving to connect them with local resources.

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Teenagers Have Sex: Deal With It

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If teenagers are going to have sex, and we know they are, they should have access to emergency contraception in schools.

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Judicial Bypass in Arkansas? “We Don’t Give ANYONE Permission for Abortions Here!”

How hard is it for a teen to get an abortion without parental permission? One social worker tries to navigate the legal system.

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New York Schools Provide Teens Access to Emergency Contraception

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Following FDA recommendations, a program in New York City has been providing teens access to emergency contraception in their schools’ health offices.

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School-Based STD Screenings: One Way for Youth to Take Charge of their Sexual Health

How can we encourage youth to take control of their sexual health?  Here’s one example: school-based STD screening.

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From STD Prevention to Sexual Health, and Back

There is a lot to like about a more positive approach towards sexuality, but a causal link between better sexual health and lower pregnancy and STI rates ultimately requires scientific evidence that goes beyond intuitive reasoning.

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TLC Takes on Teen Pregnancy, Hershey School Reluctantly Admits HIV-postive Students, and Sex Before Sports is OK

In this week’s sexual health roundup: the Learning Channel takes on teen pregnancy in two new shows—My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I and High School Moms; a Pennsylvania school that previously denied admission to an HIV-positive student has changed its mind after hearing from the Justice Department; and as the Olympics draws to a close, it’s good to know that sex the night before sports is just fine. 

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The Lesson of Delhi Charter School: It’s Time to Truly Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens

This week all eyes turned to the Delhi Charter School, which rescinded a policy that grossly discriminated against female students. This situation underscores how ineffective we are at supporting pregnant and parenting teens.

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Delhi Charter School To Discontinue Practice of Forced Pregnancy Testing and Discrimination

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In the face of major backlash, the school has decided to reverse its discriminatory policy.

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