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We’ve watched lives change forever on 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom as young parents struggle to handle the responsibilities that come with pregnancy and teen parenthood. Some have to drop out of high school, some give up career dreams and many have trouble in their relationships.

The reality is that MANY teens are faced with an unplanned pregnancy: nearly 3 in 10 teen girls in the U.S. will get pregnant at least once before the age of 20. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Taking control of your sex life means making your own decisions—and totally owning it.

Read up, inform yourself, and get the facts.

Preventing Pregnancy

Preventing Pregnancy

Preventing Pregnancy: Get answers to your pregnancy prevention questions and be empowered to make your own decisions about your sex life. GO »



What's the rush? When to have sex is a totally personal decision. It's OK to wait! Find out how to set your own limits and talk to a bf/gf about waiting to have sex. GO »


I Think I Am / I Am…

If you're pregnant, you have three options to think about — becoming a parent; adoption; and abortion. Informing yourself and getting the facts about each option may help you decide what to do. GO »


Teen Parenthood

From the difficulties of teen parenthood to resources for teens that are currently parents or pregnant, check out everything you need to know about teen parenthood. GO »



Relationships are complicated! But figuring out what you want and what your own limits are is a great place to start. GO »



Need to talk to someone? Or don’t see exactly what you’re looking for here? Check out these online and on-the-ground resources. GO »


Happy 24th Birthday, Amber Portwood! You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

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Many people make spectacles out of their birthdays, but as long as Amber Portwood ‘s surrounded by her loved ones, she’s good to go. The former “ Teen Mom ” cast member, who turns 24 today, took to Twitter last night to reflect on how far she’s come in the past few years, and considering that she was behind bars only seven months ago, she’s certainly got a lot to celebrate. “I’m truly blessed to be free and healthy today…can’t wait for my future and enjoying my present..love,” Amber tweeted , adding that she plans to spend the day with those who have stuck by her through some tough times. After being sentenced to five years in jail in June 2012 for violating probation surrounding a case of drug possession, Amber was released early from prison in November 2013 (a process documented in the “ Being Amber “ special below), and has been striving for a cleaner, more peaceful life since. Read More »

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