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Teen Pregnancy, Discrimination, and the Dropout Rate

When teens get pregnant, most drop out of school. When they drop out of school, they likely face a life of economic insecurity. And the role that discrimination plays in their decisions to drop out raises serious civil rights concerns.

So, it was good news to read an article in the Seattle Times recently reporting that in Washington state, overall teen pregnancy rates are declining. It was bad news to see the growing disparity between the pregnancy rates of students in higher-income white communities compared to lower-income communities of color. 

For example, just-released data from the Centers for Disease Control shows that in the more affluent Issaquah-Sammamish area, the birth rate for girls age 15 to 17 is 1.6 per 1000, while in less affluent Burien it’s 16 times that at 27 per 1000.  In Northeast Seattle the rate is 1.7 per 1000, but in Southeast Seattle it’s 18 per 1000.  This stark disparity reflects a trend we have been seeing for several decades: Pregnancy among White and Asian students has steadily decreased, while pregnancy rates for American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic and Black students have been unchanged.  Some studies suggest that in the Hispanic community 1 in 2 teenage girls become pregnant, in contrast to the national average of 1 in 4.

These pregnancy rates play a key role in the significant disparity in high school graduation rates between these same groups of teen girls. Pregnancy is the #1 reason girls drop out of school.  Approximately 70% of teenage girls who give birth leave school.  More than any other group of high school dropouts, girls who leave due to pregnancy report that they would have stayed in school if they had received greater support from the adults at school.

Illegal discrimination against these girls by school administrators, teachers, counselors and fellow students is a major contributing factor to their high dropout rates.  Also, research shows that when schools make an effort to support pregnant girls in their education, they can have a significant impact in lowering their drop-out rates.

Discrimination against pregnant students is strictly prohibited by Title IX – the federal law banning sex discrimination in public schools – but it is widespread nonetheless.  Sometimes even the most subtle forms of discrimination can be enough to push pregnant teens out of school.  Schools refusing to give excused absences for pregnancy related doctor’s appointments, teachers refusing to allow make-up work, counselors coercing students into substandard alternative schools, excluding them from school activities based on “morality” codes, disparaging, discouraging and disapproving comments from adults and students – all of these can be illegal, yet all occur and contribute to the high dropout rates.

So, tackling discriminatory practices isn’t only a matter of seeking equal treatment for all students. It also can have a big impact on the life prospects of students. The ACLU-WA is committed to working in the education system to increase awareness about the legal rights of pregnant students and to promote best practices by school districts.

Do you have a story of your own?

If you or someone you know personally has been treated poorly at school because they are pregnant or have a child, please let us know. We may be able to help, and your story may help others in the same situation.

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Teen pregnancy

Very informative discussion of the issue of teen pregnancy and drop out rates. I would think this contributes greatly to the growth and maintenance of a permanent "under" class in our society. Very important issue.

I'm a senior at Lakewood High

I'm a senior at Lakewood High School, in Lakewood Ohio. I am writing an article for the Lakewood Times about teen pregnancy and all the factors contributing to these girls dropping out and how the rate is rising. I have a daughter, she is 9 months old. I think it is time to bring this to light. To show these girls that there is help out there and that this issue needs to be addressed. The article that I am writing also tells abot how there used to be a program in my highschool called the G.R.A.D.S program that encouraged pregnant students and parenting teens tp graduate. It was a great program and it came to an end it 2001 due to funding problems. It was funded by the Ohio Department of Education. I just thought it was intersting that you are looking into the same issues that Im currently writing about. I mean this a reality, there are teenage girls out there wit no support at all. From family, from there school, from friends...or at least the friends that they thought were friends. THIS PROBLEM NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. More girls need to graduate and not give up. Giving up is not only giving up on themselves but the life that they had brought into this world.These girls need to realize this. They need to come above the nonsense and strive for the bewtter things in life for there child. i just wanted to share my thoughts. HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE A CHANGE. THERE HAS TO BE, THERE IS JUST NO OTHER WAY

Dear Senior at Lakewood High...

Dear Senior at Lakewood High - Thanks so much for sharing your comments. I'd love to hear more about your story and your experiences in school as a teen mom. I'm the Education Equity Director at the ACLU-WA (author of this Blog post). You can reach me at lmangel@aclu-wa.org or (206)624-2184.
Thank You, Linda Mangel

To the senior at Lakewood

To the senior at Lakewood High, I commend your efforts! I am glad to see a young person taking care of herself and her child and making an effort to encourage other young girls to do the same! With more support this will no longer be an issue. I hope the ACLU will do whatever they can to aid in your endeavors.

Best of luck to you!

My Best Friend, please help

My best friend in the whole world is trying to drop out of high school. She's 16, NOT pregnant, and has serious emotional issues. She's leaving because she has an irrational hate of other people in the school, when they're only trying to help her. Her plan is to drop out, get married, and just be a housewife for the rest of her life.
She's so smart, I really do see it. At the beginning of the year she had just started therapy, and was really happy! She got all A's for the first quarter, and then somehow in the second quarter her therapy stopped helping. She hit MAJOR resistance in her therapy, it somehow backfired and now all her motivation and happiness is gone, she's worse than before.
If she drops out I know she'll be even worse. I'm afraid she'll commit suicide (She slits her wrists and smokes). I'm a 19 year old guy, and we've been best friends for awhile. If I can't convince her unbreakable will to go back to high school, should I just propose? I'm not going to have her end up with some ungrateful guy. (We're not dating)
I really don't know, I'm frantically trying to convince her against it. Can anyone help? Give suggestions? Legal action I could take? I have to go back to college in two weeks, and I'll be too far away to do anything.
I feel responsible for this, I went away to college and wasn't around to support my best friend. Immediate comments would be appreciated.

Discrimination Against Pregnant Dropouts

I believed that pregnancy caused many young teenagers to dropout of high school. What I didn't know is that high school administrators and teachers not actively helping pregnant teens to stay in school might be breaking the law: Title IX Discrimination.

Unfortunately, young pregnant teenagers in high schools don't know their rights.

I think my next blog article will be on the rights of teenage dropouts in the U.S. Thanks for your article.

Richard Kraneis
http://onlinegedsite.com/

This is so crazy how I just

This is so crazy how I just decided to write my first research paper in my eng 102 class, about teenage pregnancy and how they should be encouraged to stay in school. In fact I am 21 and currently in my second child. I am a junior in College and currenly on the pursuit for my bachelors in psycho. When I was 17 i found out I was pregnant I was a junior in high school at the time and I was in complete denial. I didnt see a doctor until I was almost 8 months, i thought i was only 5 MAY BE 6 months. Anyway, My last semester of high school was going to be Spring of 2008 I was 18 at the time and I was encouraged more than ever by my assistant principle to drop that semester. Her reasons for me doing so were that I would miss my daughter and I wouldnt be able to completet the semester. I fortunately wasnt a single mother but we werent independent either. I was very driven to recieve my diploma and wasnt going to back down regardless of any challanges i face. I gave birth to my daughter on January 10, 2008 I returned for my last semester in January 15, 2008. I was attending school from 10am- 4pm then night school from 6pm-9pm then saturday school form 8am-12pm and enrolled in two internet classes. My ass. principle tried to warn me that the classes were $400 each and if i didnt pass i was respnsible for the bill. I was very motivated and love school dearly so i accepted. In the end i graduated with a gpa of 2.9 and continued attending school since. I am inspired to reachh as many teens possible and encourage them that it is possible to live up to your dreams.

dude...

condoms...

Teen Rights

I am not a supporter of teen pregnancy but I do believe they should be treated fairly.I am a mom of teenagers and one of my son's friends is pregnant and has adopted me as her "other mom". Today she came to me and asked my opinion and that is what led me here.
She currently attends an alternative school (which I have a problem with to start with) and they promised her that she would be able to attend an event with the rest of the students as long as she kept her grades up. She is an "A" "B" student and now they have told her that because she is pregnant she will not be able to attend the event. Of course this has her upset because it is something she was looking forward to.
I know that there are risks associated with any kind of outdoor sporting event and I also know that when I was pregnant with 2 of my 4 children I attended the "Gator Nationals" and saw many other pregnant women there. How can they exclude her based on her being pregnant and is there anything that can be done?

GRADS Program

I'm sorry to hear that the GRADS program in Lakewood was cut. It is still active in Greene County Ohio (east of Dayton). However, because the large budget cuts proposed by Gov. Kasich, it's possible that our GRADS program will not be running in the future. Given budget restraints, what do you think schools can do to help pregnant and parenting teens stay in school?
-KB

Dropout

Nigga!
my nigga D-bo droped out in the 2nd Grade cuz he knocked up his reading teacher!!! this happened last year and we just celebrated his 25th birthday last month! so nigga be strong and drop out! fuck school and bitches!

im out!

WAKA*

no cusing NO CUSING THIS IS

no cusing NO CUSING THIS IS MENT TO HELP PEOPLE NOT HELP THEM DROP OUT OF SCHOOL

teenage pregnancy

It is really something that I found this website. I have been searching web sites to get help and/or answers on how I can help pregnant teens. I am trying to open a home for teen moms, a place that they can go and feel comfortable, not judged, where if they drop out of school, even temporarily, they could have a place to go to continue their education.

They would be able to stay even for a short time (maybe 6 months)after their baby is born so they could make the decisions needed,like where to live, child care, and much more but without the pressure. With the support of other teens,counseling,and mentorships they could make these decisions a little easier. In (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) which is very close to Lakewood, I know of one girl right now 7 months pregnant moving from home to home just surviving. Why, I am not sure but she is a friend of my niece, my 17 year old niece is also pregnant and ready to give birth in just 4 weeks. She is in school but will she continue after the baby is born? I keep hearing that in the area I want to open this home for teens, I will be unable to get help because this type of home needs to be in the lowest income areas in order to get help and grants for these girls.

Helping teens, young women get back into school and off Welfare is very importan to me.

These girls are scared, and feel as if they are being treated differently because they are pregnant. Students and teachers alike judge these girls and this makes it even more difficult for them to make their own decisions without feeling pressure. Many drop out just so they will not be treated badly. Many make decisions based on fear and this is what I want to stop.

I have found many people that said they will invest to help me to purchase this home, I am hopeful I can raise all the money needed, get it approved in the community and get help from the schools, the schools not as hopeful. It is a home that needs little or no work and was used as an Adult Day Care. I have been told that zoning is going to approve it as well as the Mayor! This is a nice place that would help them feel good about where they are and good about themselves.

I find it will take a lot of money to run this every month which is scary for me, I don’t want to fail these girls, as many have already. I have been getting many people to help donate their time to mentor the girls, nurses and counselors that will donate thier time too.

Teach cooking, child care, laundry, balance a check book, I have programs in which they can learn a language and hope to get many more programs to help them to succeed. I plan to apply for grants, get my non-profit status, which unfortunately takes 6 to 9 months and only then can I apply for the grants. This means I need to raise enough money to buy the home, which has to be purchased by August 1, 2011.
I may have the amount raised to buy the home, or very close to it and that took me just 2 weeks time! I have verbal commitments for that but now I need to keep it running the first year until I get the grants. I have people donating beds, furniture, clothing, toys, and much more). I am actually amazed at the support I am getting from people, but it takes so much more than that.

I am hopeful that I can get this off the ground and keep it going for as long as it takes to help as many teens and even college girls that feel they have no place to go and feel they have to go on welfare and stay on welfare for ever, which is exactly what I hear them saying.

The cost of the home is 160,000.00 and I need at least another 130,000.00 to keep it running the first year, which after that we will continue to fund raise but also by then I pray the grants will come in. If you have any ideas or suggestions please email me at bobbie12962@aol.com.

teen

I agree

SENIOR AT LAKEWOOD TEEN AND TEEN RIGHTS

This may have been sent twice, so excuse me if I did....I have been up for several days with little or no sleep , a bit long winded because I am trying to raise money and gather information on teenage pregnancy very quickly. I found a Home I want to purchase to help these young teens and college women but I have to buy it by August 1, 2011!
It is really crazy that I found this website. I have been searching web sites to get help and/or answers on how I can help pregnant teens, stories like these will hopefully help me to raise more funds and get more help! LAKEWOOD TEEN,you live very close to where I live! I would love to read the story you wrote.

Also, Teen Rights Mom, I don't know one person that is for teen pregnancy, this is why there are these blogs, teen pregnancy prevention centers and teens like the Lakemore Teen that is telling their own stories in hopes to help others. It is difficult and someone needs to help so they don't drop out of school and put on Welfare and then stay on Welfare their entire lives. By our comment you know everyone deserves to be educated and included in educational activities without discrimination.

These stories I am taking with me to an important meeting this Thursday in hopes to show how much work still needs to be done and hopefully they will help me to quickly raise more funds,items and support for the young women that have already dropped out of school,homeless and pregnant.

I am trying to buy and open a home for teen moms, a place where they can go and feel comfortable, not judged, where if they drop out of school even temporarily they could have a place to go to continue their education. They would be able to stay even for a short time (maybe 6 months) after their baby is born so they could make arrangements for themselves and baby, but without the pressure and with the support of other teens and other people who care.
In Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio which is very close to Lakewood, I know of one girl right now 7 months pregnant moving from home to home. She is a friend of my niece, and my niece at 17 is also pregnant. She is in school but I am not sure for how much longer or if she will continue after the baby is born, which is very sad.
I keep hearing that in my area I will not be able to get help because this type of home needs to be in the lowest income areas in order to get help and grants for these girls.
I want to be able to help them either get back into school, or help them to get their education in some other way instead of being on Welfare. This is what I hear them saying to each other, they have no choice or hope anymore.
These girls are scared, and know they are being treated differently because they are pregnant. Students and teachers alike judge these girls as they also judge themselves and this makes it even more difficult for them. Many make decisions based on fear and this is what I want to stop.
I want this home to be a place that even girls that are not pregnant can come and talk. It seems they are getting pulled in every direction and they get lost, don’t graduate or make decisions they may regret later on in life.
I want to be able to provide a place for their child so they can go and apply for jobs, or sign up to get back into school.
I have many people that said they will invest so I am able to purchase this home, I am hopeful I can raise all the money needed, get it approved in the community and get help from the schools, the schools not as hopeful. The Mayor and Zoning seem to be on board with what I want to do, so far.
I found it will take a lot of money to run this every month which is scary for me; I don’t want to fail these girls, as many have already.
I have many people asking to help me by donating their time to mentor the girls, nurses and counselors too. Teach cooking, child care, laundry, balance a check book, I have programs in which they can learn a language and hope to get many more programs to help them to succeed. I plan to apply for grants, get my non-profit status, which unfortunately takes 6 to 9 months and I only have until August 1st 2011 to purchase the home.
In two weeks time I believe I may have received enough to purchase this home or very close to it with pledges! This is incredible to me, and I would love for the teens out there to know this, people do care about them!
This means I still need to raise enough money to keep it running the first year until I get the grants. I have people donating beds, furniture, clothing, toys, and much more). I am actually amazed at the support I am getting from people, but it takes so much more than that.
I am hopeful that I can get this off the ground and keep it going for as long as it takes to help as many teens and even college girls that feel they have no place to go. The cost of the home is 160,000.00 and I need at least another 130,000.00 to keep it running the first year, which after that we will continue to fund raise but also by then I pray the grants will come in. If you have any ideas or suggestions please email me at bobbie12962@aol.com. I truly would appreciate any help at all. I would like to make a difference and with everyone’s help we can make a difference. As I am truly seeing with my own eyes this past couple weeks!
Michael J. Fox while trying to raise money for Parkinson’s disease said something like "go ahead and stick your neck out, it won't be cut off you'll just feel a small breeze to help push you along"

Sincerely,
Robin

Professor, May i Bring My Baby to Class?

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IM ALMOST DONE BUT MY SCHOOL DOESN'T REALLY HAVE THE RECOURCES

Im 17 years old currently attending job corp in Oregon. Its a school where they help you get a high school diploma or your ged or both they also have carier technical training. My school has office assistant and auto body and repair and culinary and what im doing health occupations to be a cna. Yes I am graduating my exit date is August 5th im almost there. Im also 5 months pregnant my school doesnt allow you to be in school if your 7 months i believe and they are forced to get out on medical seperation due to liability purposses. I would like to come back to school to finish my training in being a cna but that would take a little more time so im gonna have to come back when my baby boy is 3 months and they dont have any type of programs that help teen parents. That upsets me because theres a lot of schools here that have day care for teen moms that is free and they get to spend time with them. We also have a 12 awol strict regulation where if we have 12 or 13 absentces we are termed from the program. I could of gave up but to me I wasn't gonna hurt anybody else but myself and my baby. My mom and my boyfriend are the only support I have and I would really like to see more programs for teen moms. Its hard and for all the girls out there nothing is impossible do research inform yourself. Im not going to lie a lot of people would stereotype because im hispanic and beacause I was pregnant words hurt a lot but my desire to push myself to where I wanted to be was much greater. I dont know how im going to do it but I wanna get myself through college to get my RN. I hope girls reading this that are about ready to give up change their mind I assure you that its easier then it seems. Good luck to all of you and dont be afraid to leave me a comment.

Jennifer........

Maybe you could look into

Maybe you could look into some other counselors who could help her out. I understand your feelings of concern and if you were to propose to her she might take it as you pittying her but at the same time you don't want her to do something irrational. So I would suggest either different theropy options or maybe different schooling options for yourself to be closer to your friend. I do understand that you are trying to better yourself by going to college and that's wonderful.
Good luck

Teen Parent

I am a teen parent myself. I found out I was pregnant at 17 and had my son the summer after i graduated from high school. My son just turned one. While in highschool we did have some teachers that had personal issues with teen pregnancy. I had him under the pressure from others and that was not in my best interest. But I realized it was'nt his fault. I was still able to go to college in an accelerated school and hope to graduate in June. Yea, things are not easy but I feel its SOMETIMES that they are very lazy and choose not to. I've met alot of girls that have children that choose to put themselves in front of their child's needs. I know that everybody has the right to their own opinion but the words of discouragement that I experienced made me want to give up but my drive to do better for my child keeps me going. Yes, there is protection but not everything is 100%. Yes, there is a backup plan for those mistakes but many teens(at least the ones I know) don't think about those. I found it crazy that the young girls in high school were actually trying to get pregnant. Teaching about all aspects of sex, not only abstinence, is very important.

Not all teens who get

Not all teens who get pregnant drop out of school.

I'm glad that these articles

I'm glad that these articles are being written for awareness. I really appreciate the young ladies who commented on the article about their experiences as teenage mothers. I have a lot of respect for these women to be a mother while going to school at such a young age. I think it is great that they are also doing what they can to promote awareness on this issue. I think that while providing awareness, teaching people about alternative learning options, such as online education, might also be something that should be addressed. I wish these young women the best of luck!

life sucks

i am fourteen years old. my mom had me when she was 17. she did just fine with us. (she has 4 kids) even though she doesn't have sustody of us, but neither does my dad. my dad was 37 when my mom had me. i dont/cant live with my parents because my mom is a drug addict and my dad is a child abuser. i am very mature ofr my age. i think that since i am mature for my age, and already go to an alternative school, and since i have had alot of experience with different types of parenting being moved around so often, that i am mature enough to have a baby. it wouldnt get taken away from me, i could always get a job and live by my self, does anyone agree with me?

Dropping out of school

I am a senior who attends Glenwood High school.We had a number of girls who got pregnant and had a lot of support and stayed in school.They showed there teachers and parents that they are better then all the girls who drop out of school.They get better jobs.When you go and drop out and try to get your G.E.D there are less jobs out there for them.They are giving a good example to other pregnant mom's.They are setting a good example for their kids.

SO STAY IN SCHOOL^_^

To the young woman who wrote

To the young woman who wrote the 'life sucks' comment. I understand that you have a lot of really valuable experience observing different parenting techniques. And, I believe that people can achieve whatever they put their minds to. I also know that teenage bodies are not finished growing yet, and because of this pregnancy and birth can be more challenging and even a little risky for the moms and their babies. At this point in your life you have the choice to be a really great mother someday, and you will be able to provide for your child more easily if you complete school. It seems to me like if you wait to have a baby until after you graduate from H.S. and maybe even work toward some sort of profession you will have an easier time providing for yourself and your child. Like one of the other posts mentioned that she wants to be an RN and is having a hard time working toward that because the school she is in won't allow her to continue while she is in her last two months of pregnancy. I believe that if you wait to have a child, you will be better able to take care of your child and yourself. If you wait you can set up your life to be ready to support another life.

Be Well.

http://joyandme95.blogspot.com/

I would not encourage teens to get pregnant, but I do have a heart for the ones who do and would love to be able to help them. I am a 59-year-old mother and grandmother, work part time, and have an extra bedroom. I'd love to share my life and my home with a teen who needs a place to live during her pregnancy.

I read a book about a teen whose parents sent her to a home for unwed mothers and it was a horrible story of how uncaring the staff was, how quick they were to push off any emotions and questions the mothers-to-be had, and how quick they were to push adoption onto the mothers and then ship them back home. That is not what I would do. I would provide a loving, caring atmosphere for the teen so she can have time to think about what lies ahead and make a choice that is right for her and her baby. The teen and her parents must approve as I do not want to be in the middle of a family argument nor have a runaway hiding with me.

If anyone needs such a home or if you know how I can privately but legally provide such a home to individuals, please contact me by letting a message on my blog. I welcome contacts from organizations who could work with me on this as well. I live in Pennsylvania.

Money spent on teen moms is

Money spent on teen moms is money that could have been better spent.

"an ounce of prevention" holds a lot of meaning here.

Obviously people who have children and need help should be able to get help....but rather than thinking of how we can spend money to help teens who become pregnant, we should be thinking of how we can prevent those same teens from becoming pregnant in the first place.

To those who are disheartened by the general lack of parental assistance in high schools across the country--schools are places of learning, not daycare centers. They are preparing you to be a parent someday, not helping you parent. There is a massive difference.

Teen Moms

I really understand how some teen moms feel..i really..do...I mean Im not a teen mom my self but every one of my friends have just became teen moms,and I will sit back and just watch on how they life is treating them..and it's not good. The reason I say this is because all they will ever talk about is how they is tired and don't feel like going to school..but i feel as if the shouldn't drop out because they need what is right for their child and also them selves. Im just sayin being a teen mom is a huge responsibility for any teen..or child to take on...I mean it is a big role that will follow them all their lives.

wow.. worst in our country

wow.. worst in our country especially in private schools. they don't only discriminate unwed pregnant students, they will drop them from school if they will not present marriage certificate.. they were so selfish talking about ethics... for me, they are unethical themselves...

Teen pregnancy

I'm a teen, 16, and I am pregnant. I am now getting homeschooled and I really wanna go back to school. Both of my parents work though, so who would watch my baby?

Teen Pregnancy

My opinion on this subject is that girls need to stay strong. Get help. It helps so much. You can graduate with your child. But you have to be willing. give your baby a better education. If you wont do it for you, then do it for your baby.

SEX ED

The problem is is that young girls are learning about sex on the telivision, when they should be learning about it in a safe environment where all of the aspects can be taught, including but not limited to the risks of having sex such as: STDs, and pregnancy, among other things.

Really!?!?!?

People Really I'm 13 And Even I Know That It Can Be Prevented If Your Not Stupid And Just Use A Fricken Contreceptive

dont dropout people

dont dropout people

Teen Pregnancy

I am a single mother of two beautiful children. I had my kids when I was in highschool at age 16 and 17. I graduated highschool with National Honor Society and was in the 15th percentile of my graduating class, along with doing dual credit courses. I am now 22 and finishing up my bachelors degree in nursing. I have gone back to my highschool to do some speeches about teen pregnancy. I understand that it is hard for some, as it is for all girls giving birth at an early age. The ones who drop out, willingly, need to realize that they are making it harder on thier child and that, in my opinion, are being somewhat selfish. Dropping out will not get you anywhere. Just because you conceived in highschool does not mean it is the end of the world. You have to WANT to make your life better for your child and you. Although I have hit a few bumps in the road, I have refused to give up on pursuing my dreams. DO NOT GIVE UP!!

Helping

Dude talk about something and convince her not and show her the affects and the aftermath be friend help her

protection

Birth controll listen dumb people.

My cousin got stupid and got

My cousin got stupid and got pregnant now im a uncle of a fucking 1 year old and im only 14 dam i new i should of knocked him out silly drop him off at germany when i had a chance.......

dumb ass

i would of eaten pie the get a stupid 17 year old pregnant STAY IN SCHOOL KIDS BEFORE I KILL YALL

I Remember when my cousin got

I Remember when my cousin got pregnant I got pissed off I punched her boyfriend then left him at the west coast of then united states

teen pregnacy

if she wants to drop out i suggest that you take her to therapy again or something!

Teen Pregnancy Fakies!!!

My idiotic friend told everyone she was pregnant. She is 14 years old in high school. The truth was that she was looking for attention from everybody. She wasn't actually pregnant, but she thought it was cool to be. In my mind, it's a worst position to be in that age.

thank you

Dear lakewood student

may I use some of your info to help me in my project. we are doing teen pregancy video in our drama or (theater arts class) and I was wondering if we can use it to help us. we are only in middle school.

I am doing a school project

I am doing a school project on teen moms, and how they are judged diffrently then adults, and im having a hard time finding out information, can any one help me?

it's amazing how we all care

it's amazing how we all care so much about the same issue,i'm a teen mom too, im a senior in high school right now,im trying to create a program that will encourage teen moms to stay in school, but i really don't have a lot of information, if you could please e-mail me about the G.R.A.D.S program and tell me how it worked i would really appreciate it.
thank you

re: teen book

To whom it may concern:

My name is Lisa Covitch, and I am in the process of having a book published which I have written
on teen pregnancy. It contains information on prevention strategies for teen pregnancy along with resources
on what to do if a teen becomes pregnant. It talks about what to do as a parent if their teenager becomes pregnant.
It discusses a local high school program which was developed over 30 years ago to educate teen parents.
It also discusses some of the going trends with grandparents raising children of teen parents and the reasons
why. It talks about what both parents and schools can do to educate teenagers about the epidemic of
teen pregnancy, so they don't become another statistic. This is a book that also contains some general case
samples I have encountered while working as a social worker with teen mothers.

This book should be fully completed by 6/30/12. My e-mail is lkc1223@gmail.com. My phone number is
(814)941-3431.

If this book would be of interest to your population, please let me know. This book will be advertised
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is fully completed.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Lisa Covitch

DUDEE...... IGNORANT.

DUDEE......

IGNORANT.

You should...

You should purpose,If you care for her, you love her as your best friend... Try dating first. Dont let anyone hurt her and just care for her.

Dropping out of High School

I am the parent of a 15 yr old that is pregnant and attends a Texas HS. They do have a program in place in our district that is designed as an academic support system. She is 20 weeks and it is almost the end of March. She has been so sick with this pregnancy she has been unable to attend school since Jan. the program has allowed a teacher to come to the house and bring her homework here. She went back to school recently and is having an extremely difficult time catching up. Her nausea and vomiting have not stopped, her fatigue increased (she had some health issues prior to getting pregnant involving fatigue). Most teachers are too busy to give her the individual assistance she needs to pass and get caught up. The amount of work she has missed during Chemistry and Algebra is causing her to come in for tutoring after school, understandably so, and other teachers are requiring the same. Taking tests and still trying to catch up on make up work has become near impossible for her with all the current work too, and added health issues. I would not say she has been treated poorly but I has not had proper attention to consider her personal situation and the assistance each teacher could lend to help her catch up has not been extended. She is so stressed with all of this, my concern is for her health and the health of the baby. She is my youngest of 3 girls and is definitely a college bound kiddo. She makes straight A's and I with out a doubt want her to finish high school. However, I am contemplating letting her drop out until the baby is born and then attempting to find a way to take the credits she has and finish HS. I just was not sure of Texas law concerning this and if she has rights to drop out due to her pregnancy. I appreciate any info/advice you may have for me. Again, please understand she and her Father and I have every intention of he finishing HS.

I'm the ACLU of Washington

I'm the ACLU of Washington contact on the rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students. I'd like to help put you in touch with someone who may be able help you with Texas specific information. If you reply to our confidential e-mail adress at stories@aclu-wa.org and provide your contact information, someone can follow-up with you directly.

Thank you for sharing your story.

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