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One teen mother: “All my friends that I was in placements with—every single one—either has a kid or is pregnant right now.”
Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Administration to Protect Teen Pregnancy Prevention Progam
The administration’s change in the Obama-era initiative requires grant recipients to promote an abstinence-only approach that research has found to be ineffective.
Can New York Shame Teens Out of Getting Pregnant? [Reader Forum]
Are New York’s controversial new ads to stop teen pregnancy racist? Colorlines readers sound off.
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits an All-Time Low
Forget “16 and Pregnant.” Fewer teens of all races are having babies, according to a new CDC report. The birth rate is also lower for unmarried women and those in their 20s and 30s.
Teen Moms Look for Support, But Find Only Shame
Young mothers’ needs have gotten lost in the fever to prevent their pregnancies.
CDC Study Shows Teen Pregnancy About Education, Not Race
High rates among all races are clumped in the South, where comprehensive sex ed is rare.