Tag Archives: teen pregnancy

Why we need sex ed, for real

TweetThis infographic collects a lot of important data about teen sexuality and sex education in the US. We absolutely need comprehensive sex ed, and this image includes a lot of evidence why. Part of that is the high rate of unintended pregnancies among teens. But this entire image is framed around preventing teens from getting [...]
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Louisiana charter school totally illegally kicks out students for becoming pregnant

TweetYou know what is illegal? Suspending students for being pregnant. But apparently a school in Louisiana didn’t get the memo. My colleague Kate Sheppard at MoJo reports: A public charter school in Louisiana is getting national attention for requiring female students to take pregnancy tests if they are suspected of being pregnant and, if they [...]
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“Bedsider” Website a Welcome New Resource on Birth Control

TweetWhile the goal of reducing unwanted pregnancy is certainly admirable (and quite feminist!), the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy has something of a… weird history. In the past, their campaigns have been criticized for being anti-abortion and, paradoxically, for shaming teen moms (see here). But they’ve always been quite media savvy, a [...]
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Quick Hit: Candie’s Foundation paid Bristol Palin $262,500

TweetThe Candie’s Foundation, which is supposedly focused on preventing teen pregnancy, paid Bristol Palin $262,500 in 2009 according to Think Progress. Meanwhile, they spent only $35,000 on grants for teen pregnancy prevention. Candie’s Foundation’s framework is problematic to being with, vilifying pregnant and parenting teens and focusing largely on abstinence instead of informed sexuality. As [...]
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What We Missed

TweetCheck out Jessica‘s great piece on how the Giffords’ shooting highlights the “man up” culture in US politics. Amanda also takes on the gender power issues at hand. While we should be happy the teen pregnancy rate is at a record low, it’s still far higher than many countries. Latoya at Racialicious addresses WSJ’s recent [...]
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