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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...

Mom gets teen to behave by giving her cigarettes

My husband and I like to joke that the foundation of good parenting is bribery. Want the kids to clean their rooms, or sort the laundry, or just play nicely for a while? Offer a bribe! We're kidding, and even when we're not the bribe at our house is...

Family time prevents risky teen sex

A new study out of Boston College suggests that teens who spend more time with their families engage in less risky sexual behavior. Researchers report that teens who ate dinner with their families, did "something religious" or just had fun as a...

Harry Potter and Britney's mom dish about sex

In a week when teen sex is on everyone's mind come these two stories: Daniel Radcliffe (you know, Harry Potter) tells Details magazine that he lost his virginity at 16 to an older woman (the age difference, he says, "would freak some people out"),...

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...

Technicality results in rape charge against 14-year-old girl

A teen girl in Kansas has found herself in a waking nightmare, charged with rape of a thirteen-year-old boy. The girl, who wishes to remain anonymous, was fourteen at the time of the alleged crime and she claims she was the one violated, not the...

Abstinence pants, because chastity belts are so 17th century

As a parent, you hope your child will have the good sense to wait until they are mature (and hopefully, married to the perfect person you've carefully chosen) to become sexually active. Of course, you're also hoping they will one day remember to...

Sex and The City dangerous for girls?

ABC News has a rather interesting article on the dangers of young girls watching Sex and The City. The piece features the story of "Lisa" and the impact the show had on her as a fourteen-year-old girl. She says she became hooked on the show and began...

Me, Juno, and Jamie Lynn Spears

This weekend, I rented the Oscar-nominated film, Juno. It's easy to see why this little film generated such buzz. It's funny, smart, and heartwarming. It also brings up the perpetually relevant topic of teens, sex, unplanned pregnancy and the...

Hallmark promotes teen sex

"Roses are red / Violets are blue / you've hit puberty / I'd like to shag you" Okay, no, not really. As far as I know Hallmark does not and would not produce a card with a rhyme like that. They have, however, put out a greeting card that, according...

Judy Blume talks about her banned books

It's the mid-80s, and four or five freshman girls are standing huddled in the center of the mall, near the bookstore. Why? They want to read Judy Blume's Forever, but the rumor is the store manager will kick you out just for asking. Finally, the...

Why do more teens have STDs?

According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in every 4 teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease. The CDC study also indicates that nearly half of all African American girls have an STD, while Whites and Hispanics averaged about 20...

Thai police: no sex on Valentine's Day

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? For us consenting adult couples, this day of love might involve a box of chocolates, a nice dinner out and perhaps a little lovin' later on. For some teens in Thailand, however, you can skip the sentimental stuff...

Two brothers, two babies

"I'd have liked to have settled down with a nice man first but it didn't happen. I was ready to have a baby anyway." So says Elizabeth Rawling of Bristol, England. The only thing is, she's not a thirty-something professional with a good job and a...

Abstinence education still doesn't work

A team of researchers from Oxford University has determined (again) that abstinence-only education doesn't work. At least, it doesn't work if the goal is to prevent kids from having sex or to prevent kids from getting pregnant or pretty much anything...

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