Teens

Teens

Planned Parenthood Sues Administration to Protect Access to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Health
Planned Parenthood filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services challenging the administration’s efforts to impose their abstinence-only-until-marriage agenda on the 1.2 million young people who are set to benefit from the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. ...
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Court Halts Administration’s Cuts to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Health
A federal court in Spokane, Wash., ruled this week in favor of the health and well-being of American teens, parents, and families - stating that the Trump-Pence administration’s early termination of Planned Parenthood’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) grants is unlawful. ...
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Montreal Study Shows Cyber Harassment Touches ‘Too Many Teens’

International
In December 2016, Statistics Canada published the results of a new study indicating that 17 percent of Internet users aged 15 to 29 had experienced cyberbullying or cyber ...
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LGBT Foster Teens Find a New Home in Arizona’s Groundbreaking Pilot Program

National
In Laveen, Ariz., Jennifer Redmond runs a group where only LGBT foster teens live. It’s been open for nine months. ...
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Study: For Teens, Phone Calls Are Reserved for Closer Relationships

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National
While few teens say the primary way they connect with new friends is through phone calls, teens are more likely to talk with their closest friends by phone. ...
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American College of Physicians Publishes Fenway Guide to LGBT Health, Second Edition

Top News Health
The American College of Physicians released the second edition of The Fenway Guide to LGBT Health during its annual scientific meeting. ...
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Remembering Trans Homecoming King Blake Brockington

Transgender youth Blake Brockington speaks at Charlotte's Transgender Day of Remembrance service in 2014. Photo Credit: Jack Stutts, jackstuttsphotos@gmail.com.
Top News National
A year after becoming East Mecklenburg High School’s first transgender homecoming king, 18-year-old Blake Brockington committed suicide Monday March 23. ...
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New Study Shows Coming Out as LGBT in School Contributes to Well-Being

Top News Health
A new study shows LGBT youth who come out at school have significantly lower levels of depression with higher levels of self-esteem and life satisfaction. ...
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Virginia Bill Introduced to Protect Children from Conversion Therapy

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A bill has been introduced to protect children and their families from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. ...
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Remembering Fallen Youth Hero, Lou Ellen ‘Lou Lou’ Couch

One man who was able to buck the homeless system remembers an inspiring friend who wasn't so fortunate.
Top News Editorial Local
Lou Ellen Couch was also a star. Because she was one of the main characters in the documentary 'Streetwise,' her likeness had been seen by millions. ...
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