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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 »


Maci Bookout Breaks Down The Meanings Behind Her Many Tattoos

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Maci Bookout shows off a subtle pencil tat on her right arm. Some people prefer to keep the meanings behind their tattoos as private as their social security numbers, but  Maci Bookout is coming clean about her vast body art. In a recent blog entry , the former “ Teen Mom ” cast member shared the inspiration for her more pronounced pieces — something she’s kept secret until now. From the word “bulletproof” etched into her right shoulder used to remind her of her strength, to a pencil on her forearm that represents her “weapon of choice,” Maci’s collection of ink truly tells a story about her life Read More »

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