If I had a daughter I would put her on birth control after she has her period for about a year and/or is 14 or 15. Radical? Maybe. I love the idea of establishing use of birth control as a normal and important part of her health care.
There have always been some sort of “rules” concerning girls and their sexuality, but most are implicit, sex negative (this means believing sex is not the wonderful, positive part of life that it is) and sexist. These 15 new “rules” for girls’ sexual health may make you twitch, but you will come away with a new perspective on talking to your girl about sexuality.
Here in Washington (#34) I’ve been talking to some lovely folks in Georgia (#12), Tennessee (#7) and Florida (#21) about getting my work (and self) into their hands for a little parent education. I thought you’d like to see where your state ranks when it comes to teen pregnancy. Just for the record, in case […]
I keep saying that 16 and Pregnant isn’t all evil, like many parents and smarty-pants thinkers think. I think it shows a very real and gritty slice of life and sends a very clear message that teen parenting isn’t fun. In this post from Pregnant Pause, a blog of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen […]
Do you remember your sex ed classes from school? Did you have any? Most of us have some vague memory of either being split up (boys and girls) and shown a movie or a film strip. We had sex ed in 6th grade and all I can remember is something about salmon spawning…which I think […]