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November 19, 2014

Public Health Group Takes Stances on Sex Education, E-Cigarettes, LGBT Bullying

The American Public Health Association urged funding of comprehensive sex education programs, adoption of evidence-based programs to prevent harrassment of LGBT youth, and federal regulations for electronic cigarettes.

August 12, 2014

Obesity, Bullying, Drug Abuse Top Child Health Concerns in National Survey

The nationally representative survey, conducted on behalf of the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked adults about child health concerns in their community and across the country.

July 28, 2014

School Discriminated Against Pregnant Student, Complaint Says

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights issued guidance about schools' treatment of pregnant students in 2013.

January 14, 2014

'16 and Pregnant' Leaves Teens Better Informed and/or Pregnant

Two studies released in the same week make vastly different conclusions about the influence of MTV's hit reality shows about teenage pregnancy.

June 25, 2013

Feds Affirm Educational Rights of Pregnant, Parenting Teens

Pregnant students need to be treated the same as other students, the U.S. Department of Education said in a letter to school districts today.

June 12, 2013

Complaint: Truancy Policies in Dallas, Area Districts, Violate Civil Rights

The districts, which serve about 300,000 students, require federal intervention to close off one branch of the school-to-prison pipeline, the groups say.

May 23, 2013

Teen Pregnancy Rate at Its Lowest, Again, CDC Says

In the latest figures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the overall rate dropped 25 percent since 2007, and about 50 percent since 1991.

May 01, 2013

Will Shift on Morning-After Pill Increase Availability in Schools?

Could one form of emergency contraception become more widely available at schools now that the FDA has eliminated the need for a prescription for girls 15 and older?

April 03, 2013

One in Five Teen Moms Gives Birth Again in Teen Years

Having two babies so young makes it difficult for young women to attend school, get jobs, and deliver healthy babies.

March 21, 2013

More Parents Opting Against HPV Vaccine for Daughters

From 2008 to 2010 the percentage of parents who were not planning to have their daughters vaccinated against HPV grew from about 40 percent to 44 percent.

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