The teenagers who have had EIGHT abortions: Shocking figures show girls use 'traumatic' procedure as a form of contraception
Thousands of teenagers are having repeat abortions, with some undergoing at least eight terminations. Latest figures suggest many girls are using the procedure as a form of contraception, with pro-life campaigners claiming they are being ‘let down in an appalling way’. For one in seven teenagers who had an abortion in 2010, it was not their first.
'They thought I was nuts': Meet the high school student who faked her own pregnancy - for a social experiment
Most students are happy to choose a conventional topic for their senior year project. But aspiring social worker Gaby Rodriguez was determined to do something a little more challenging for hers, even if it meant lying to her whole school. So the 17-year-old student from Washington State faked her own pregnancy, spending months wearing a fake belly to convince her friends - and gather their reactions.
Teenage girl left to bring up four siblings alone after losing parents
A teenage girl is to raise her four brothers and sisters after they were orphaned, losing both parents within just four months. Mother, Denise aged 35 died days after giving birth in March followed by their dad, Alex, 41, who died last week from an infection which spread from a cut in his arm. The couple, who lived in Heywood had four children - David, 14, Sean, 11, Sarah, 2, and baby Liam - while Rachel Thorp, 19, and her brother Daniel, 20, are Alex's children from a previous marriage.
'I'm pregnant': Teenage 'rape victim' forced to stand before congregation and confess HER 'sin' while 'attacker' watched
Tina Anderson was only 15-years-old when she was forced to stand in front of her entire church to confess her ‘sin’ – that she had become pregnant. What she was not allowed to tell the congregation was that the pregnancy was allegedly the result of being raped by a church deacon, who was sat in the church. She claimed the pastor of her New Hampshire church told her she was lucky not to have been born during Old Testament times when she would have been stoned to death.
Mayor denies pregnancy 'pact' in Massachusetts school where 17 teenagers are expecting
The mayor of a Massachusetts city that drew attention for a spike in teenage pregnancies denied on Monday a media report that a group of girls entered a pact to become pregnant. "I am not able to confirm the existence of a pact," Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk told reporters after meeting with local school and health officials to discuss a June 18 Time magazine report about teenagers who entered a pact to get pregnant and raise babies together. "Any planned blood-oath bond to become pregnant, there is absolutely no evidence of," she added, blaming a rise in pregnancies on a lack of health education funding and the media's "glamorization of pregnancy."