News | Topic: Pregnancy

Massachusetts Lowers Age For Abortions Without Parental Consent

Massachusetts’ legislature overrode its Republican governor’s veto of a bill on Tuesday that expanded abortion access in a variety of ways, including allowing 16-year-old girls to obtain abortions without parental consent. Read the article here.

Why Teenagers Seeking Abortions Are Texting ‘Abby’

Teenagers seeking an abortion now have a text line to “help” them navigate parental consent laws and get legal and financial assistance. Read the article here.

Many Teen Girls Pressured By Partners To Get Pregnant

Nearly one in eight sexually active teen girls are pressured by their partners to have unprotected sex and try to conceive when they don’t want a baby, a U.S. study suggests. Read the article here.

U.S. Birthrate Among Women In Teens, 20s Hits A 32-Year Low

Demographers and economists point to young people postponing marriage and starting families later in life, as well as lingering effects of the Great Recession, for the birthrate decline. Read the article here.

The Consequences Of Teen Motherhood Can Last For Generations

Declining rates of adolescent pregnancy come with a catch. Read the article here.

Teen Birth Control Use Up, But Unwanted Pregnancy Remains High

Today’s teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research finds. Read the article here.

Amost Half Of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift

Forty percent of all births in the U.S. now occur outside of wedlock, up from 10 percent in 1970. Read the article here.

Teens Less Likely To Get Pregnant If A Friends Has A Baby

Girls whose friends have experienced teen childbirth are less likely to get pregnant themselves, a new study suggests.

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Condoms Don’t Necessarily Help Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy

According to a new study, distribution in schools can actually increase fertility rates. Can alternative policies be more effective?

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Teen Birth Rates Reach Another Record Low, CDC Says

In 2015, the teen birthrate decreased to 22.3 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19, down from 24.2 births per 1,000 teens of this age group in 2014, according to the new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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The Netherlands Makes A Case for Sex Ed Starting in Kindergarten

In the Netherlands, sex education (referred to as “sexuality education”) starts as young as four years old in an effort to give young people the best possible information about sex and healthy relationships. And it’s paying off: the Netherlands has one of the lowest teen pregnancy rates in the world, five times lower than the U.S. (which does not require mandatory comprehensive sex education in all states).

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When Teens Want To Have Children

Teen pregnancy is often talked about in the negative – and as an accident. But what about when teens set out to start a family early intentionally?

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Vogue Tells Teens To Go To Planned Parenthood: “It Will Make a Difference in Your Lives”

From the article:

“In honor of Planned Parenthood’s National Day of Solidarity, Teen Vogue wanted to do something to show their gratitude toward the abortion giant and “how hard they work to keep all of us healthy,” by giving them a promotional article headlined “10 Girls Share How Planned Parenthood Made a Difference in Their Lives.”

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The Teen Birth Rate Is Now At an All-Time Low

According to new federal data, the teen birth rate has hit a new record low.

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The Real Truth About Sex: What We’re Not Telling Our Kids

We’re a culture obsessed with parenthood, or “parenting,” as we like to call it, but when it comes to the hazards of sex, our approach falls somewhere between passivity and paralysis.

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Why the Teen Birth Rate Keeps Dropping

Polls show that most Americans think teenage pregnancy is either as common as it used to be or more frequent. They’re wrong.

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Yearbook Controversy After Pregnant Teens Left Out

One school in Santa Fe decided to leave out a page featuring teen moms.

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Survey Says Teens Skip Birth Control Because They Fear Parental Judgement

In a recent survey, 68% of teens said they agreed with this statement: The primary reason why they don’t use birth control or protection is because they’re afraid their parents will find out.

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CDC: Teens Unfamiliar With Most Effective Form of Birth Control

The CDC recommends long-acting reversible contraception to further reduce historically low teen pregnancy rates.

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