Most states require parents to be notified or provide consent for a minor to have an abortion, with exceptions for youths who fear abuse as a result. A new study offers a glimpse into what it's like to try to secure an exception.
An unplanned child used to derail the education of girls in the country, but a new approach is helping young mothers stay in school.
Contraception works, especially when it's free. Abstinence, not so much.
New York's public health campaign could encourage moral outrage, hostility, and volatility toward young, predominantly impoverished girls of color.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says docs should pre-prescribe Plan B birth control to girls under 17.
Government investment in prenatal and postnatal health care could help prevent violent behavior later in life, researcher says.
A 'pregnancy pact' among high school sophomores suggests conventional sex education has some explaining to do. An international consultant on adolescent sexual health offers direction for where changes should be heading.