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    Obama Admin Allows Sale of “Morning After” Pill to Girls of Any Age

    This week, the Obama Administration agreed to allow the sale of Plan B One-Step, also known as the “morning-after” pill, to women of any age without a prescription, seriously undermining parental authority in minor children’s health care. In a letter to New York District Court Judge Edward Korman, the Department … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Thankful for Religious Freedom on National Day of Prayer

    Millions of people of faith in America will participate today in the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer. Although the National Day of Prayer was not established by congressional legislation until 1952 under President Harry Truman, days of prayer have been regularly called for since the 1775 Continental Congress. Religious … More

    Teens Need Parental Involvement, Not "Plan B"

    On Tuesday, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the non-prescription sale of Plan B One-Step to girls as young as 15 years old. While the approval did not include total over-the-counter access of Plan B for any age—which many groups have pushed for and a federal lawsuit has threatened to … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Fathers' Involvement Helps Teens Delay Sexual Activity

    A new study published in the journal Pediatrics adds to a body of research showing the importance of fathers in protecting children against negative outcomes, from lower academic achievement to poverty. The study found that teens who have close emotional relationships with their fathers are more likely to put off … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Parents, Pop Culture, and Early Teen Sex

    Parents instinctively know that the over-sexualized culture promoted by Hollywood is not healthy for their teens. A recent study in the academic journal Psychological Science quantified such concerns. In the study, researchers from Dartmouth College counted the number of seconds of sexual content in the top 684 grossing movies released … More

    Family Fact of Week: The Abstinent Majority

    The abstinent minority has now become the majority. Over the last two decades, teens have become more likely to remain sexually abstinent. According to the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 53 percent of high school students have remained abstinent, an increase of 15 percent, and two in three are … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Helping Teens to Wait

    Fact: According to the latest National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 53 percent of high school students have remained sexually abstinent. Indeed, in the last two decades, the share of abstinent teens has increased by nearly 15 percent. Moreover, two in three teens are currently abstinent. For teens, delaying sexual activity … More

    Teen Births - Not the Real Issue in Unwed Childbearing

    U.S. teen births are at historic lows. Following what has been a generally steady trend over the last two decades, the teen birthrate once again saw declines in 2010, according to a new report from the U.S. Center for Health Statistics (CHS). The data show that 16 states saw notable … More

    Teen Sexual Behavior: Promoting Wise Choices

    Statistics released today about American teens’ sexual behavior belie the popular portrayal of American youth as permissive and careless. New data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that the majority of teens have remained abstinent. Though the proportion of teens who are sexually experienced has remained relatively unchanged … More

    FamilyFacts.org: More Than Half of U.S. Teens Have Remained Sexually Abstinent

    Despite the prevalence of TV shows detailing the tawdry lifestyles and nonchalant hook-up scene of the supposedly typical American teenager, more young people are choosing to remain abstinent. According to a recent report from the National Survey of Family Growth, more than a quarter of young men and women between … More