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Conservative Solution to Teen Pregnancy: Coca Cola?

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Teens don’t feel ready for babies? Let them drink coke! Take this pop quiz: A sexually active teen doesn’t feel ready to raise a baby, so she goes to the health clinic at her high school. Which of the following … Continue reading

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Fox Freaks Over Seattle Clinics That Give Teens Better Birth Control But Not Coca-Cola

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As right wing news outlets have it, untrained government workers in Washington State are doing secret gynecological procedures on 11 year old school girls, implanting dangerous and unhealthy birth control without consent from doting parents who have no idea they … Continue reading

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Will Unequal Access to New IUD’s and Implants Worsen America’s Economic Divide?

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Unwanted pregnancy is contributing to a new “caste system” in America according to a new Guttmacher report. Is that about to get worse?  When new and better technologies become available only to people who are already privileged, the rich get richer … Continue reading

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Back to the Future — Modernizing Sexual Health Care, Regulations, and Reimbursement for Teens

Part 6 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   More than 80 percent of teen pregnancies are accidents. A girl with other hopes and dreams—or maybe a girl who is floundering, who hasn’t even begun … Continue reading

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Bring It On! — Why It’s Tme For Over the Counter Oral Contraceptives.

Part 3 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   When Plan B emergency contraceptives became available without a prescription, I sent my teenage daughter, Marley, and her friend Amanda out to do a little research. … Continue reading

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Dazed and Confused — The Case for Comprehensive Sexual Education

Part 2 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   Can a girl get pregnant if she has sex standing up? Will my boyfriend be able to feel my IUD? What are dental dams, and why … Continue reading

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One Woman’s War on Teen Pregnancy and Poverty in Memphis

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Claudia Haltom was a juvenile court judge in Memphis who, as she puts it, got tired of taking babies away from teenagers. The final straw came when a 17-year-old mother of three stood in front of her, pregnant. “Who is … Continue reading

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