· · · · · 

Montana Supreme Court Says State Can Defend Parental Involvement Statutes

A decision Tuesday overturns a lower court ruling that said attorneys for the state were precluded by earlier court rulings from defending two recent parental involvement statutes.

A decision Tuesday overturns a lower court ruling that said attorneys for the state were precluded by earlier court rulings from defending two recent parental involvement statutes.

· · · · · 

We Must Not Keep Telling the Same Stories About Why Young People Deserve Reproductive Agency

We in the reproductive rights community have cultivated this idea that the only stories we can tell about young people are ones that involve the threat of abuse. This makes it seem as if we tacitly approve of the idea that only people in danger are worthy of our understanding.

We in the reproductive rights community have cultivated this idea that the only stories we can tell about young people are ones that involve the threat of abuse. This makes it seem as if we tacitly approve of the idea that only people in danger are worthy of our understanding.

· · · · · 

Shame From All Angles: Why Doesn’t Anyone Seem to Respect Teen Parents?

Instead of society saying "Didn't you see the ads? Why didn't you listen? It's all your fault," they should be wondering why decades of scary campaigns haven't worked and start providing support rather than shame.

A Nebraska judge recently ruled that a pregnant teen in foster care could not have the abortion she was seeking. Many people have pointed out the irony of her being too young to make decisions, but old enough to parent—but the issues at stake here go much deeper.

· · · · · 

Texas Workshops Help Parents Talk Sex

And now, some positive news about sexual education in Texas.

· · · · · 

What sex ed do you recommend when a teen’s had, well, nothing?

How do you answer the questions of a 14-year-old who’s had her period for a year but still doesn’t know where it comes from? And where can you send a teen who’s only sex ed has come from her private Christian school?

· · · · · 

VIDEO: Britain’s “Baby” Daddy

Britain’s 13-year-old father is a textbook example of why we need to rethink sexuality education standards.

· · · · · 

Get Real! On Female Ejaculation

What you’re doing in bed with your partner should center around what you both individually find exciting and pleasurable, not just on what he had happen with another partner or finds to be “cool” or a novelty.

· · · · · 

Sexualizing Tweens for Profit: A Q&A with Gigi Durham

Journalism professor Gigi Durham talks to T.M. Lindsey about the media messages hitting teen girls, teen sexuality, and “Grand Theft Auto.”

· · · · · 

Pro-Choice Pols Shouldn’t Pander on Parental Notification

Barack Obama’s pandering on parental notification laws may never result in any legislation, but floating the idea that “even liberals” accept that it’s desirable to force 12-year-olds to give birth against their will degrades the national discourse on abortion.

· · · · · 

Fear of a MySpace Planet

Arguing that the ideal amount of teen sex is zero could be the most hypocritical moral posturing imaginable in our culture. With a huge gulf between public belief and private belief on this issue, it appears we have a Big Social Lie on our hands.

· · · · ·