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Teen pregnancy news and analysis from The Nation
May 12, 2023
How a Scrappy Group of Young Moms Transformed the Way We Think About Teen Pregnancy
Over a 10-year campaign, they talked back to public health experts, government officials, and even purported allies who were treating them like they were the problem.
August 8, 2017
Don’t Let the White House’s Dysfunction Distract You From the Bad Things Trump Is Doing
Trump is losing many of his high-profile fights. But in dozens of less-noticed ways, his administration is advancing its extreme agenda.
July 21, 2017
Texas Made It More Difficult to Get an Abortion, and Teen Motherhood Increased
When reproductive-health services are cut, unintended pregnancies increase.
May 20, 2015
Birth Control That Works Too Well
A Colorado program to give low-income teens long-acting contraception dropped the teen abortion rate dramatically. But conservatives refuse to fund it.
July 8, 2014
Obama’s Evangelical Gravy Train
Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.
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November 30, 2011
Rick Perry’s War on Women
How the Texas governor launched an assault on Planned Parenthood and women’s health.
November 18, 2011
Putting Teen Pregnancy in Perspective
The media love reporting on year-to-year fluctations in the American teen birth rate. Less attention is paid to the fact that teen pregnancy is exponentially more common in the United States than in other developed world nations.
May 24, 2010
When Teen Pregnancy Is No Accident
We blame girls—but it’s the boys who are sabotaging attempts at safer sex, studies suggest.