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.
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.
This week all eyes turned to the Delhi Charter School, which rescinded a policy that grossly discriminated against female students.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.