Lately it seems like many of us in the United States are in a tizzy over abstinence-only programs.
Physical violence is not the only form of abuse facing young women today. Birth control sabotage and sexual coercion occur much more often than many realize.
The effect that toxic chemicals in makeup have on their youngest buyers – teens who may be less discriminating about the products they use – is particularly worrisome.
Stop talking! Start listening! Know yourself first — and seven other suggestions for parents who know they need to talk about sex with their teens.
A dozen years and more than a billion dollars later, the federal government is still sinking funds into abstinence-only education, despite multiple studies from across the nation that prove it simply doesn’t work.
Say this ten times fast: An Act to Protect the Safety of Maine Children by Requiring the Express Consent of Legal Guardian to Dispense Prescription Medication to a Minor.
Even in the movie adaptation, Twilight‘s basic storyline — "I won’t bite you, it’s for your own good" — can’t be changed.
The sun may be setting on the political influence of fundamentalist churches; Study finds significant link between TV and teen pregnancy; 43% of women report sexual problems; 13 year-old rape victim stoned to death in Somalia for adultery; John Chittick walks the world speaking with teens about HIV/AIDS.
Parental notification can be risky for teens who live in abusive homes; Teens speak out explaining why parental notification is not a good idea; South Dakota’s proposed abortion ban is tied in most recent poll; Catholic bishops’ narrow anti-abortion effort hurts ‘pro-life’ cause.
Against a wider backdrop of sexual violence being committed against, and perpetrated by, children and adolescents, the sexualization of under-aged teenagers in Jamaica is extremely problematic.