Teenage pregnancy news section of Pregnancy Birth and Beyond’s website features news and commentary pertaining to teenage pregnancy, teenage birth and teenage parenting. Much of online news focuses on avoiding teenage pregnancy. Moreover most news has a negative focus. However some news stories have a much more positive outlook.
A popular view is teenage pregnancies are unintentional or unplanned, but this is not always the case. Some teenagers do plan to get pregnant. Because of this we decided to present mainly positive teenage pregnancy news. If you have any suggestions for news articles to be included on this page please email PBB.
Teen mothers strive to reclaim their future
Article and video content by Rappler, a social news network where stories inspire community engagement and digitally fuelled actions for social change. Rappler report that despite the passage of the Reproductive Health Law in 2012, there are still around 150,000 adolescent-led families that lack support. Read more …
Rappler. Author Michelle Abad. Published February 27, 2020
Sports and empowerment bring ‘rebirth’ for Jamaican youth
When 15-year-old Lydia* realized she was pregnant, she was forced by Jamaican law to leave her high school in Kingston. Left with no way to continue her education, she was struggling to find a way forward for herself and her baby. Read more ..
Ekklesia – May 20, 2011
Keisha Castle-Hughes defends her teen pregnancy
Becoming the poster girl for teenage pregnancy was never on Keisha Castle-Hughes’ “to do” list but then again neither was going down in history as the youngest female ever nominated for the best actress Oscar. Read more …
The Daily Telegraph – March 10, 2008
Back to School, With Baby
WHEN Stacey Jefferson discovered she was pregnant at 16, she was “nervous, scared, worried and happy all at the same time”, she recalls. Her mother “wasn’t very happy with me”, but her father was more open-minded. “He said whatever I chose to do, he would support me.” Read more…
The Age – December 16, 2008
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Page published 8th March 2020