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.
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.
If teenagers are going to have sex, and we know they are, they should have access to emergency contraception in schools.
How hard is it for a teen to get an abortion without parental permission? One social worker tries to navigate the legal system.
Following FDA recommendations, a program in New York City has been providing teens access to emergency contraception in their schools’ health offices.
How can we encourage youth to take control of their sexual health? Here’s one example: school-based STD screening.
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.