Tag Archives: Teenagers

Spread the Message: Love Your Body

In the United States, 10 million women and girls suffer from anorexia and/or bulimia, 81% of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat, and young women who have anorexia are 12 times more likely to die than other women their age. … Continue reading

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Study Finds No Mental Health Problems in Teens Who Have Abortions

In a study conducted by Jocelyn T. Warren of Oregon State University et al., young women who have abortions are no more likely than teenagers who do not end their pregnancies to have low self-esteem or become depressed during their … Continue reading

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Changing the Dialogue Surrounding Teens and Sex

Today, a piece by Kierra Johnson, executive director of Choice USA was posted on Huffington Post urging us to change the dialogue around teenagers and sex.  Johnson wants us to re-evaluate the discussion about teenage pregnancy: instead of stigmatizing sexually … Continue reading

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Sexting: Potential legislation on teen offenders could unfairly punish girls

House Bill 2189 in the Pennsylvania legislature is a proposal to make “sexting,” the act of electronically sending or receiving nude photos, illegal for minors. While it sounds as though the bill is simply an adherence to child pornography laws … Continue reading

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Reproductive Coercion Among Young Women and Teens

Reproductive rights activists have posited that the rise in unwanted and unplanned pregnancies among teens and young women in recent years could be due to the failure to use adequate birth control or the effects of abstinence-only-until-marriage education. A new … Continue reading

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WLP at Rally to Oppose Cuts to Services for Women and Families

Yesterday, the Women’s Law Project’s Executive Director, Carol Tracy, participated in a rally in Harrisburg to oppose budget cuts proposed by the state senate that would eliminate funding for services vital to women and families. The rally was sponsored by … Continue reading

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Teen Contraception Use Declining, Birth Rate Increases According to Study

Despite years of improved contraception use and declining pregnancy and birth rates amongst teens, a joint study (PDF) by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Guttmacher Institute reports that these trends may have stalled or, in some … Continue reading

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