Tag Archives | Pregnancy
Teen Questions

Teen Question: I had sex and now I constantly have to go to the bathroom… Is this a sign that I’m pregnant?

At Teens Have Choices, we invite teens to ask about anything that’s on their minds, and we do our best to provide a response that is both sincere and caring, while pointing out additional resources that may be needed. If one teen is asking, we know that other teens are wondering the same thing, but […]

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Teen Questions

Teen Question: My best friend may or may not be pregnant. I want her to get tested, but she’s scared…

At Teens Have Choices, we invite teens to ask about anything that’s on their minds, and we do our best to provide a response that is both sincere and caring, while pointing out additional resources that may be needed. If one teen is asking, we know that other teens are wondering the same thing, but […]

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Everybody’s Doing It: Taking the National Day Quiz

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and tomorrow, May 1, is the 12th Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. On the National Day and throughout the month of May, teens nationwide will be asked to visit StayTeen.org to participate in the popular National Day Quiz, which delivers teen pregnancy prevention messages and challenges […]

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2012 State of Our Teens Report

2012 State of Our Teens Report

I’m very excited to present our 2011-2012 State of Our Teens Report! In the report, we outline the many ways in which we were able to reach 3,177 teens in person, and 7,562 people online from July 2011 through June 2012. Some additional highlights include: The number of teen births stayed about the same in 2011 […]

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Be safe before, during, and after Prom!

Wrapping Up Prom Season

Anticipation mixed with stress, add a dash of worry (for the parents) and you have prom season; there’s nothing like it. There are many events that take place at my school leading up to Prom; one of them being Prom Promise. The entire school meets in the auditorium and we have an hour long presentation.  […]

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Prom and the teen mom

Prom and the Teen Mom

A young woman who had gotten pregnant in high school reached out to us and offered to share her story so that local teens could learn from her experience. Yesterday, I had the honor of hearing her speak at Boonsboro High School’s Prom Promise – a pre-prom rally that the entire school attends to learn […]

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13 & Pregnant

13 & Pregnant: Washington County (Still) Has A Problem

My heart is in my throat. We get calls or drop-ins from teens here in our office from time to time, many of whom are already pregnant or suspect they are pregnant. All we can do at that point is provide referrals to the Community Free Clinic, Health Department, or Tri-State Health Center. As you […]

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Virgin Mary

Mary and the Ultimate Unplanned Pregnancy

A recent article caught my attention (and my imagination); it dealt with the controversy over this billboard image: Yes, that’s the Virgin Mary holding a home pregnancy test. Some of those in New Zealand who saw this billboard felt it was sacrilegious,  even though it was a church who posted the billboard. The point they […]

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