Teenage Pregnancy News: This section of Pregnancy Birth and Beyond’s website features news and commentary pertaining to teenage pregnancy, teenage birth and teenage parenting. If you have any suggestions for inclusion email Jane.
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. To read more ..
Ekklesia – May 20, 2011
High school teen fakes pregnancy for senior class project
For six and a half months, with the exception of just handful of people including her mother, boyfriend and school principal, the world thought that Gaby Rodriguez was pregnant, in fact, her due date was to be July 27 just two months after her high school graduation. To read more …
NBC News – April 22, 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. To 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.” To read more…
The Age – December 16, 2008