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Parents: Don't Give Up on Abstinence Education

Let's face it. Polls and studies can be easily manipulated. In Amy Hatch's recent column, "Abstinence Education to Blame for Rise in Teen Pregnancy Rates," she cited a study by the Guttmacher Institute that concluded that pregnancy rates rose as a ...

Abstinence Education to Blame for Rise in Teen Pregnancy Rates, Report Finds

Teen pregnancies are on the rise again. Credit: jupiterimages
After a long period of decline, teen pregnancy rates are on the rise again and experts say that abstinence-only programs, the media and absent parents are to blame. A Jan. 26 repor...

1 in 7 Teen Girls Pregnant at Chicago High School

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If they were lined up in a row, the pictures of the pregnant teens at Robeson High School would fill six pages of the yearbook. According to CBS2, the school boasts the dubious honor of one pregnancy in every seven femal...

Bristol Palin Backtracks on Abstinence Views

Bristol Palin, daughter of Sarah and mother of Tripp, recently made headlines after voicing her opinion about abstinence. A teen mother herself, Bristol told Greta Van Susteren back in February that "everyone should be abstinent, but it's just not re...

Bristol Palin Says Abstinence-Only Sex Ed is Just Not Realistic

Bristol Palin, teenage daughter of 44-year-old mother of five and former Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, made headlines last summer when it was revealed that she and boyfriend Levi Johnston were expecting a child. Ah, the irony of a teen pregn...

Hello Barack Obama, Goodbye Abstinence?

After years of not working -- can you say Bristol? -- it looks like abstinence-only education may be on its way out in favor of a more comprehensive curriculum which would include (accurate) information about contraception -- you know, just in case t...

Teen Birth Rates Increase in 26 States

Thought teen pregnancy was a thing of the past? Well, if the well-publicized "celebrity" teen pregnancies that went down in 2008 didn't convince you, take a look at this. Turns out Jamie Lynn Spears and Bristol Palin are way more representative o...


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