Star Weekly 2 Dec 2015 Melton tops regional teen pregnancy list in Victorian Women’s Health Atlas. Young women experiencing domestic violence report higher rates of sexual or reproductive coercion, including forced pregnancy or sabotage of contraception, the report states. “Teenage pregnancy will often result in negative outcomes, including poverty, substance abuse and reduced engagement with education for young mothers and their babies,” it found. “There are barriers for young women to find accurate information and sensitive supports to assist them with reproductive health.”
Sydney Morning Herald, 5 Nov 2015 Number of our teen mums at record low.
The Age, 25 October 2015 Teenage and pregnant, why we let it happen
Herald Sun, 12 Oct 2015 – Unplanned pregnancies linked to inequality, sexual coercion, living in rural areas and men being born overseas – national survey
The Age, 13 Sept 2015 Pregnant students face social stigma, lack of support and career dilemmas
Sydney Morning Herald, 8 Sept 2015 Teenagers and sex: where parents go wrong The Young People, Sex, Love and the Media project found only one in five teenagers would seek advice from their parents about love and sex. Most fear their parents are too judgmental and leap to the worst conclusions about what their kids are up to.
The Age, 6 July 2015 – Push to address teenage pregnancies leads to 40 per cent drop – Colorado study of providing free long acting birth control to teenagers and poor women
The Conversation, 3 Jul 2015 David Rhodes, Senior Lecturer Edith Cowan Uni. Rational, modern sex education is a must for all Aussie kids, includes national curriculum content on sex, sexuality and healthy relationships, sexuality influence on health etc.
Hobart Mercury 15 October 2015 School’s in for young mums as they complete their TCE
ABC News New 11 Mar 2015 Home for Canberra school helping young parents finish their education The official opening of the $14.5m fit-for-purpose school for CCCares – a campus of Canberra College.
Latrobe Valley Express 4 Dec 2014 Young mums’ class act. Seven young mums graduated from Kurnai College’s pilot program with a celebration of the course’s success in its inaugural year.
The Age, 5 Oct 2014 – Teens having sex earlier: study
Herald Online Journal, Oct 2014 News of new centre Port School Port is an independent school for at risk students (years 8 to 12) who may not be suited to mainstream school settings. It utilises a number of effective techniques to engage with these students, including smaller class sizes and excursions.
The Age 13 Aug 2014 – Teenage STI rate has plummeted since vaccine – The incidence of genital warts among teenage girls has plunged since schools introduced the human papilloma virus vaccination program. The largest assessment of the vaccine since schools started routinely offering it to Year 7 girls in 2007 recorded a 90 per cent drop in genital warts among 12- to 17-year-old girls in the first four years of the program and a 73 per cent drop among 18- to 26-year-old women.
News Ltd, 4 Aug 2014 XL Love: Obese teens more likely to have risky sex and unsatisfactory encounters according to Sarah Varney’s book (NY Post)
The Daily Telegraph, 7 December 2013, Sam Maiden Why the $12 abortion pill RU486 costs Australian women $500
The Guardian 3 Aug 2011 Abortion – Pregnancy Counselling Centres found wanting