When discussing STDs, it’s important to take a proactive approach, because early conversations help shape healthy attitudes and knowledge about STDs and sexual health. That’s especially true for youth.
In a strange turn of events and circumstance—being pregnant at 15—I found I suddenly had my life in my own hands. Finally people wanted to know what I wanted. Four days before my sixteenth birthday I became a teen mom, by my own choice.
As we talk about the role we all play in the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, let’s state the obvious: Parents are important.
How can you afford to have children and access to decent medical care with a full range of birthing options when you are paid according to your race and gender rather than your contributions to society?
While the cool mornings here in our nation’s capital may belie it, it is April again, which means the yearly observation of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month.
Doulas have increased in number and popularity in recent years. But as a whole, what are we working toward? The goal of having a doula for every birth may not be feasible. It also may not bring about the radical change we seek.
Does alcohol lead to rape and violence? And are parents responsible for adolescent drinking?
Our society polices which bodies are supposed to reproduce—everything that falls outside of these expectations becomes a spectacle or public property.
In the campaign’s SMS exchange about Anaya, the pregnant teen character who is bullied at the prom, she is no longer called a “fat loser”—now she’s just called a “loser.” Progress?
I have always scoffed at those (men and women) who have children in their fifties and sixties. And then I watched 70 & Pregnant.