A Maryland high school senior named Maddi Runkles has been banned from walking at her high school graduation because she is pregnant.
America’s teen birth rate has been dropping for several years now. However, new CDC numbers suggest it’s not dropping as fast in rural areas.
A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that “improvements in contraceptive use” have accounted for a notable dip in teen birth and pregnancy rates over the past decade.
A bewildering headline out of the Wall Street Journal this morning: “Robot Babies Not Effective Birth Control, Australian Study Finds.” How are they... how are they using the robot babies for birth control?
Hot #teen trend: Not getting pregnant.
In a nice development for your flagging faith in state governments, Colorado’s very successful program providing low-cost long-acting reversible contraception such as IUDs and hormonal implants for teens is getting funded again.
According to a new study from the United Nations Development Programme (which we saw via Quartz), teen pregnancy rates in West Africa are surging. The increase in these rates, already some of the highest in the world, is in large part because of the 2014 Ebola crisis.
Bristol Palin, scion of Sarah Palin, seven months pregnant in an “I got ahead of myself” situation, is mad about birth control. Specifically, she is mad about Washington teenagers having access to low-cost, long-acting, reversible birth control like IUDs. OK, Bristol. Let’s do this. You really want to do this?
In a radio interview Wednesday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal blamed the state’s high rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections on Planned Parenthood, saying they’re evidence that PP is “awful at what they do.” Under Jindal, Louisiana cut millions from the family planning budget. Jindal also signed…
Sierra Leone's Education Minister has announced that school-aged girls who are "visibly pregnant" won't be allowed to attend school, take their exams, or associate with non-pregnant students. A top education official has suggested that having pregnant girls in class would "encourage other girls to do the same thing."
For the third year, the Population Institute, a D.C.-based think tank that promotes access to family planning, has released a report card on the state of reproductive rights in the United States. Depending on where you live, things are bad to mediocre, with the country as a whole getting a 'C' grade and 15 states…
For all too many teenagers, America's current sexual education is tantamount to shutting the barn door after the horse has already gotten out. According to a new report from the CDC, anyway.
MTV's 16 and Pregnant and its spinoff Teen Mom may be directly responsible for reducing the birthrate of teens by nearly 6 percent since its premiere in 2009, according to a new study. Will these findings finally put a rest to the "but it glamorizes teen pregnancy" handwringing?
Virgin births: not just for teen Jewish girls hanging out in Bethlehem barns anymore. According to research, almost 1% of American women claim that they, too were unpenetrated by the peen of a man when they became pregnant.
Good news, everyone! The teen pregnancy rate has fallen 52 percent in the past two decades, largely thanks to the contraception diligence of teens themselves.
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…
Following trends from the past several years, a report released Thursday by the Center for Disease Control indicates that all those crazy anti-teen pregnancy ads might be working, because the rate of teen births dropped 25 percent between 2007 and 2011. In case you'd like to go visit those teenagers and give them a…
Faced with a teen pregnancy rate that's reported to be one and a half times higher than the national average, the Chicago Department of Health decided that they needed to do something drastic. So they took to the subways with an ad they knew would be controversial, because that's what cities are doing about teen…
A brand new and obsessively thorough review of scientific literature has revealed — and you'll probably want to brace yourselves — that having procreational autonomy is "crucial" to a woman's social and economic advancement. Not only that, but, since women pretty much account for half of all the people, when women can…
This is big news; birth control in schools is really working. It makes sense because lots of teenagers want to screw like bunnies, but not reproduce like bunnies. And that's a good thing, especially for girl rabbits. You know, the ones who often have to ignore or delay other goals to raise the litter. Or, er, child.