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Unmarried Mothers; It's Immaculate

I came across an article, "An Unmarried Woman," in a borrowed Elle Magazine by Rebecca Traister. Evidently, women have turned their noses up at marriage. At least according to the conservative right. The column is all about how women are…
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The Drama Effect

A new study has come out pointing to the idea that a television drama is a better way to move teens to action or alter teens' behavior than giving them a news story focused on facts. The study gave students a fact-based news story about teen…
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Reproductive Coercion in Teens

Newsweek has an article about a phenomenon called Reproductive Coercion. Essentially, the male in the relationship is coercing the female to become pregnant so he can control her forever, through the child. After the baby, he reasons, he'll…
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Shaping Youth Director, Part II

This is a continuation of the interview with Shaping Youth Director Amy Jussel. Read Part I if you missed it. Using the tactics of industry insiders, Shaping Youth is embedding innovative programs that promote healthier, positive values by…
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30% of Girls Get Pregnant by 20

Today is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day. For the first time in 15 years teen pregnancy is on the rise. In 2006 it rose by 3%. It's probably not that complex - the same parents who voted for Abstinence Only Education let their little girls…
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Real Sex, Take 35

According to the Center for Disease Control teen pregnancy rates "significantly" increased in 26 states in 2006, (it takes 3 years to get the latest statistics even with the Internet?) One new study has found a link between sex on television…
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Empowering Girls - Juno Review By Therapydoc

Previously I printed an Op-Ed piece from the NYTimes about the film Juno. Caitlin Flanagan had a valid point. Therapydoc from Everyone Needs Therapy, a shrink in Chicago, printed an Op-Ed piece on the film as well. Therapydoc writes, She…

HPV Vaccine Reconsideration

by Tracee Sioux About a year ago I took a stance that all girls should have access to the HPV (human papillomavirus virus) in my article HPV Vaccine, Right of All Girls To Health. While I stand by my original logic, I've come across two bits…
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NYTimes Opinion on Juno

There is a column worth reading on the New York Times Opinion Page about the film Juno. Juno, is the name of a teenager who gets pregnant and gives the baby up for adoption. Columnist, Caitlin Flanagan, has a valid point about the message…