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Choosing to Be a Teen Parent Choosing to Be a Teen Parent

Choosing to Be a Teen Parent

By , 18

Being a teenager is tough. There’s your awkward growing body, managing classes, nagging parents or guardians and annoying siblings. Pair that with all of the hormones active in your body, and you’ve got what can be a pretty uncomfortable period…

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Looking Back, Moving Forward Looking Back, Moving Forward

Looking Back, Moving Forward

By , 17

I remember my freshman year. I dreaded third period—Life Skills Health, the most uncomfortable class I have ever taken. I always thought that if I ignored the information they gave me then I wouldn’t ever be affected by it. I […]

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My Decision to Have an Abortion My Decision to Have an Abortion

My Decision to Have an Abortion

By , 18

Imagine you’re 15 years old. You go to the emergency room because you slammed your finger in a door, and you walk out with the biggest news of your life. Well, that 15-year-old was me. A Simple Hospital Visit I […]

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Not Ashamed to Say It: I Had an Abortion Not Ashamed to Say It: I Had an Abortion

Not Ashamed to Say It: I Had an Abortion

By , 22

In the fall of 2006, Ms., the largest feminist magazine in the country, e-mailed me a weekly update about a petition called “We Had Abortions.” The women who signed the petition were going public about their abortions, and I was […]

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Teen Dad: Emphasis on the Dad Teen Dad: Emphasis on the Dad

Teen Dad: Emphasis on the Dad

By , 19

Finding out that my girlfriend, Olivia, was pregnant was actually a happy time for me. I think most teen dads would freak out at first, but I must have skipped that part because we just laughed nervously when we found […]

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Teen Mom—Minus the MTV Teen Mom—Minus the MTV

Teen Mom—Minus the MTV

By , 18

During a busy summer of practices for show choir and the summer gym course at school, I’d forgotten about the one thing—my period. My period was late, ridiculously late. When Zach, my boyfriend of three years, brought up the idea […]

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