Last summer, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services cut off $213.6 million in federal funds for about 80 institutions developing scientifically valid programs.
Educators and health researchers worry that youth pregnancies could climb again with the Trump administration's stance on prevention and sex ed programs.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (pictured) and other top Trump appointees are outspoken opponents of federal funding for birth control, advocating abstinence rather than contraception.
The politics of control over the female body often stand in the way of health and safety, but one program has done an unprecedented job of putting women’s well-being and futures into their own hands.
Between the years 2009 and 2013, there was a 40 percent drop in teen pregnancies in Colorado as well as a 42 percent decrease in abortions, especially in the poorest regions of the state. How exactly did the Centennial State achieve such remarkable results?
When Lucy Flores, a Nevada State Assembly member running for lieutenant governor, publicly shared the fact that she had had an abortion at 16, she reminded us that talking openly about these issues can pave the way toward passing legislation that will protect women's choices rather than further restrict them.
The Republican governor of Texas criticized the state senator again Thursday over her attempted 13-hour filibuster that killed an extremely restrictive anti-abortion bill this week, this time denigrating her for not learning "from her own example" of being a teenaged single mother. Davis took the high road in her response.
For the time being, females 16 and under concerned about pregnancy can kiss unrestrained access to the morning-after pill goodbye. On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the FDA’s decision that emergency contraceptives be made freely available to youths over the counter.
Here we have a prime example of entertainment education, in which important messages about a real-life social issue are embedded in a television program that's slightly more subtle than an after-school special. Starring Bristol Palin!
A girl can gain a lot of wisdom from adversity, and, as a teen mom and as Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol Palin has no doubt encountered some life challenges in just 19 years. But is that hard-won knowledge worth $30,000 a pop?