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Teen Athlete Claims She Was Benched for Pregnancy

A Texas teen claims she was benched from her high school volleyball team because she is pregnant and that her coach told her teammates the big news without consulting her, according to ESPN. Senior Mackenzie McCollum was a starting setter on...

16 and Pregnant: The Reality Show

On June 11, 2009, MTV debuted a reality show, "16 and Pregnant," which examines the lives of expecting teen mothers and the issues they face including gossip, marriage, adoption and financial problems. Each episode focuses on one girl, who is in...

Teen Vogue Cover Features Pregnant Teen Model

Teen Vogue model Jourdan Dunn is pregnant at 19. Credit: Teen Vogue
A Teen Vogue cover model is pregnant. The November issue of Teen Vogue has two models on the cover, Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman. Both are 19, and both are black. The article...

MTV Exploiting Pregnant Teens?

Pregnant teens are new reality show stars. Image: sxc.hu
Back in December, an MTV executive promised viewers a kinder, gentler MTV. The network responsible for such gems as the vapid pseudo-reality show "The Hills" and the nauseating "My Super...

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...

Teen Mother Told To Keep Quiet About Other Boys

The girlfriend of underage dad Alfie Patten, Chantelle Stedman, was instructed by her own mother to tell the British press that the 13-year-old schoolboy was the father of her new baby, despite the fact that this might not be true, according to The...

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...

Gay Teens Have Higher Pregnancy Risk

Contrary to what may seem logical, a new study has found that gay teens are more likely to get pregnant or father a child than their heterosexual peers. The findings, culled from adolescent health surveys conducted in British Columbia schools in...

Will sexy TV lead to teen pregnancy?

Will watching television get you pregnant? According to an article from the Daily News, it may be the case. What sounds as implausible as the rumor that circulated when I was a kid that you could get pregnant from a toilet seat (remember THAT...

Bristol Palin - Not going to Washington with her family?

Bristol Palin may have had her heart set on a summer wedding to fiance Levi Johnston, but her mom, Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin has other ideas. She recently told People magazine that sooner is better. "Hopefully before that," Palin said,...

Levi Johnston dishes about fatherhood, marriage, and Barack Obama

Levi Johnston wants to set the record straight about a few things: he's not being forced to marry Bristol Palin, he's not being bossed around by the McCain campaign, and he thinks Barack Obama "seems like a good guy." But he'll be pulling for John...

Pregnancy pact principal resigns

Remember the so-called pregnancy pact that the principal at Gloucester High School blamed for the unusually high number of teen pregnancies in his school? The pregnancy pact explanation was put forth by Principal Joseph Sullivan during a debate on...

Baby Borrowers: What about the babies?

I've never been much of a fan of reality TV. Putting ordinary people (who are always prettier or meaner or whinier than anyone person I've ever met) in weird circumstances to show what happens just isn't entertaining to me. I've got kids, I deal with...

High school girls make pregnancy pact

Earlier this year, when an unusually high number of girls began showing up in the Gloucester High School clinic asking for pregnancy tests, school officials began to wonder what was going on. Was it a fluke? Was it the influence of movies like Juno...

The Baby Borrowers fights teen pregnancy

Lately I have been a little concerned about what seems to me to be the mainstreaming of teen pregnancy. Maybe it's just me, but movies like Juno and television shows like The Secret Life of the American Teenager make getting pregnant in high school...

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