Pregnant and parenting students face significant barriers that often are overlooked or discounted by schoolteachers and other people in their lives.
When I got pregnant and became a mother at 15, I experienced an overwhelming onslaught of disrespect and shame from family members, friends, and perfect strangers.
As a teenage mother, I feel slighted by President Obama’s following comment:
Motherhood can seem like a very lonely journey, but when societal stigma and shame about your maternal age are prevalent, it can be even more isolating.
With the right care, it’s very possible Gibson and her infant would have survived.
Because of a legislative onslaught of unconstitutional laws that have left almost 90% of Americans living in counties without abortion providers, the media and activism focus on issues of choice and reproductive rights typically centers around abortion care.
While they might never admit it, I firmly believe the negative ways in which the media—television, film, print journalism—portrays teenage pregnancy and parenting influenced how the adults in my life treated me after I told them I was pregnant.
The issues of young people, sex, pregnancy, parenting, and abortion have been heating up in recent years due to a fight around the implementation of the forced parental notification law.
Becoming a mother at 15 made me feel as if I had to prove to the world that I could do “it” on my own.
Bill O’Reilly believes that Beyonce does not deserve to be on the cover of Time magazine because she causes young women in the black community to have unintended pregnancies