A Day in the Life of a Teen Mom in Feminist Utopia

The excerpt below comes from The Feminist Utopia Project, an anthology of essays and art that imagines what a feminist world could look like, featuring contributions by Melissa Harris-Perry and Sheila Heti. Writer Gloria Malone lays out a fictional schedule for a young parent, with a simplicity that makes a radically… »10/26/15 1:30pm10/26/15 1:30pm


Teens Are Having Fewer Babies Than Ever. Chill Out About Twerking.

Freaking out about teen girls having teen sex is as American an institution as packing one's overtaxed colon full of heavily processed meats during football games. But reality paints a different picture than the pearl-clutching; for the severalth year in a row, all that sex teens are supposedly having due to TWERKING… »9/06/13 5:00pm9/06/13 5:00pm

This Terrible Subway Ad Will Not Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Way to attempt to make every teen mom/person with a teen mom feel like utter shit when they ride the subway, NYC! This ad, featuring a sobbing child and the quote "I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen," is problematic for many reasons, but let's just give a shout out to a few of… »3/05/13 10:00am3/05/13 10:00am

Thanks to State Budget Cuts, Pregnant Teens Aren’t Getting Enough Educational Support

According to a new report from the AP, pregnant teenagers are being seriously let down by a web of uneven education support programs that have been decimated by funding cuts in states such as Wisconsin and California. Though many public schools insist that they cannot afford "costly support programs," those programs… »11/23/12 3:00pm11/23/12 3:00pm

Your Abortion Probably Killed the Next Justin Bieber

Not many things are quite as tiresome as wide-eyed pro-lifers trying to blow our minds with thought experiments about what may have been had the selfish mother of some awesome person chosen to have an abortion rather than do the noble thing and give birth to their sex punishment. In the Bible, Jesus's mother Mary is… »9/25/12 11:30am9/25/12 11:30am

The Awful Reasons Teen Moms Didn't Use Birth Control

Results of a new survey show a dearth of knowledge of basic human biology among America's teens, especially when pants are off and hormones are running high. How bad is it? About half of the teens who got pregnant while not using any form of birth control say they didn't contraceptively arm themselves because they… »1/20/12 1:20pm1/20/12 1:20pm

Teen Pregnancy Costs State Nearly $155 Million In A Year

Lawmakers in Mississippi haven't responded to pressure from groups pushing for comprehensive sex education, so health advocates put the problem into terms they could understand. In addition to the tremendous emotional and financial costs for teens who get pregnant, a new analysis found that these young parents cost… »9/09/11 12:25pm9/09/11 12:25pm

17-year-old Xochitl Parra gave birth to a baby boy at home, unbeknownst to her mother, and then walk

17-year-old Xochitl Parra gave birth to a baby boy at home, unbeknownst to her mother, and then walked four blocks to the hospital with the umbilical cord still attached. Parra is a sophomore at Long Beach Poly High in Long Beach, CA, and was afraid that her mother would disown her if she knew that Xochitl was up the… »5/05/08 4:30pm5/05/08 4:30pm

Over Half Of Female FLDS Teens In Texas Custody Have Been Pregnant

Here we are, worried about the sexualization of 15-year-old Miley Cyrus, when 31 out of 53 girls from the ages of 14-17 from the Yearning For Zion ranch are pregnant or already have children. Although the polygamist Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints have been claiming that they do not marry off 13 and 14 year old girls… »4/29/08 9:30am4/29/08 9:30am

Texas Officials Keep Teen Moms From Polygamist Sect In State Custody

The number of Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints in Texas custody has now reached 460, following the state's decision yesterday that 25 mothers under the age of 18 should not be returned to the FDLS compound, Yearning For Zion. As previously reported, Texas officials raided the YFZ ranch after a tip — allegedly from a… »4/25/08 9:30am4/25/08 9:30am