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Poor girls aren't condemned to pregnancy, povertyupdated: Fri May 25 2012 06:43:00

"Why is the teen birth rate in the United States so high, and why does it matter?" Those questions are posed in the title of a new paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives getting a good deal of applause on the Internet.

Girls at risk: Starting a revolution for teenage mothers updated: Thu Mar 08 2012 09:28:00

Sierra Leone and Liberia have some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with 15-24 year olds accounting for 40% of such deaths) and two years ago, agencies IPPF and FORWARD listened to hundreds of African voices talking about sexual and reproductive health and rights.

A funny approach to birth control for young adultsupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 18:24:00

Nothing is funnier than sex. In all the fretting over teens having babies and ranting against abortion, we forget about the night the bed broke, or the trouble we had pushing the dog off the couch, or even the laugh we had at age 11 when we stole our big sister's list of words for vagina. ("The Duchess"? Really?)

Black teenagers defy pop culture portrayalsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 14:35:00

If you got your ideas about young black people just from the entertainment industry, you'd think they were all players and baby mamas -- and you'd be sorely mistaken.

Bristol Palin talks teen pregnancyupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 11:57:00

Bristol Palin opens up to HLN's Dr. Drew about how hard it is to be a teen mom.

Bristol Palin talks politics, teen pregnancyupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 11:57:00

Bristol Palin says she's optimistic about her mother's chances if the former Alaska governor decides to run for president.

People.com: Teen Mom's Original Cast Returns for New Seasonupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 08:08:00

Amber, Catelynn, Farrah and Maci are back - and still struggling with their lives as young mothers

Why I created MTV's '16 and Pregnant'updated: Thu May 05 2011 10:53:00

MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" have been called one of the best public service campaigns to prevent teen pregnancy. However, some critics have criticized the shows for "glamorizing" teen pregnancy.

MTV's 'Teen Mom' glamorizes getting pregnantupdated: Wed May 04 2011 19:06:00

As I stood in the checkout line waiting for the customer in front of me to finish paying for her groceries, I took a moment to glance over the ubiquitous magazines and tabloids that adorn every aisle. The cover of OK! was emblazoned with the headline: "More 'Teen Mom' babies! Who's pregnant with triplets! Who's hoping another baby will save the relationship! PLUS: Amber and Gary reunite!" Pushed to the margin was a picture of Britney Spears.

Don't cut teen pregnancy prevention programupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 08:34:00

When Ruth Jones considers the congressional threat to abolish funding for a major program to prevent teen pregnancy, she thinks of herself at 15.

People.com: Chelsea Clashes with Her Dad on Teen Mom 2updated: Tue Feb 01 2011 15:08:00

Chelsea reconciles with her baby's father, Adam, and upsets her dad

People.com: SNEAK PEEK: Leah's Upsetting Doctor Visit on Teen Mom 2updated: Tue Jan 18 2011 16:52:00

With one of her twins developing at a slower rate than the other, Leah get a disturbing prognosis

People.com: Teen Mom Amber Portwood to Be Reunited with Daughterupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 12:31:00

The reality TV star, who was charged with battery, is staying strong, says her lawyer

People.com: Teen Mom's Amber Portwood Jailedupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 13:32:00

The reality TV star will be behind bars for 24 hours on domestic battery charges

People.com: Teen Mom Star Charged in Domestic Abuse Caseupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 12:29:00

Amber Portwood, who fought with former fiancé Gary Shirley on the MTV show, faces three felony charges

'Teen Mom' in baby battleupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 10:26:00

In November, HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell reported on "Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood's personal and legal woes.

People.com: Teen Mom 2 Will Feature Four Familiar Facesupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 15:31:00

Season 2 of MTV's controversial reality show will catch up with former stars of 16 and Pregnant

'Teen Mom' couple under investigationupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 06:17:00

In October, HLN's A.J. Hammer reported on a criminal investigation of "Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood.

'Teen Mom' star charged with domestic violence feloniesupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 06:17:00

MTV's "Teen Mom" Amber Portwood faces felony domestic violence charges in her Indiana hometown because of incidents on her reality TV show -- where she is seen shoving, punching, slapping and choking her boyfriend, a police spokesman said.

People.com: Teen Mom's Maci and Ryan: Doing a 'Very Good Job' Co-Parentingupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 12:08:00

"We've had our ups and downs," Maci Bookout tells PEOPLE of her ex-boyfriend Ryan

The 'Teen Mom' phenomenonupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 16:10:00

"Teen Mom" is not only a spin-off, but the show is also spinning off its own success.

People.com: Teen Mom's Catelynn & Tyler Want Daughter Carly to Be Their Flower Girlupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 19:29:00

The couple, who are starting to plan their future nuptials, want the daughter they placed for adoption to be included

People.com: Teen Mom's Catelynn and Tyler: 'We're Not the Best Parents for Carly Right Now'updated: Wed Sep 08 2010 12:48:00

"She deserves so much better," say the MTV reality stars about placing their daughter for adoption

Cast unveiled for 'Dancing'updated: Wed Sep 01 2010 23:47:00

We talk with the cast of this season's edition of "Dancing with the Stars".

Talking points for teen mom Bristol Palinupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 23:47:00

Bristol Palin remains the nation's most famous teen mother. From her GOP convention outing in 2008 to the formal announcement that she will be a glittery hoofer on the popular TV show "Dancing with the Stars," Bristol remains a pop culture tour de force.

Forever 21 asked about maternity lineupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 17:58:00

Forever 21, a clothing chain that attracts many under-21 customers with its inexpensive, trendy fashions, is being questioned about its motives in choosing a select group of states to carry its recently launched maternity line.

Teen hotspot adds maternity lineupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 17:58:00

Trendy fashion store Forever 21 is drawing controversy with its new maternity clothes. KGUN reports.

People.com: PHOTO: Bristol Palin's Acting Debutupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 10:32:00

Sarah Palin's daughter will play herself in the July 5 episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager

People.com: Bristol Palin to Earn Big Bucks on Speaker Circuitupdated: Tue May 18 2010 13:47:00

Sarah Palin's daughter, a teen mother, will reportedly command up to $30,000 per speech to talk about abstinence

Rise in teen birth rate may have been 'blip'updated: Tue Apr 06 2010 16:24:00

After two years of increases, the teen birth rate in the United States declined 2 percent between 2007 and 2008, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Study: Abstinence program most effective at delaying sex among youthsupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 11:25:00

An abstinence-only education program is more effective than other initiatives at keeping sixth- and seventh-graders from having sex within a two-year period, according to a study described by some as a landmark.

Study: Abstinence-only worksupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 11:25:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study that shows abstinence-only education may work.

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