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Abortion notification risky for girls in troubled families

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: I was pregnant at 16. I refused my boyfriend’s advances for eight months. The night before he moved we made love. He was gone, I was pregnant. My parents…


The ‘Juno’ Effect

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: I know of four different teenage girls right now who are in various stages of obvious pregnancy. None are married and all plan to give birth to the child.…

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Having sex, protected or not, is playing with fire

Dear Straight Talk: I’m 17 and I’m pregnant. I was using a birth control shot. I have tons of support, especially from my mother, to make my own choice and I am confident in my decision to have a medicinal abortion. The problem…

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A tale of two daughters

Dear Readers: The column about the mother who wondered how to have “the sex talk” with her son (June 27) stimulated mail from both readers and the teen panel. Today I share with you…


Parental notification not safe for all pregnant girls

Dear Straight Talk: Regarding last week’s column on abortion, I know that if I got pregnant and wanted an abortion I would be too scared to tell my parents. But the fact is you shouldn’t…


Pregnant girls will be unable to manuever courts

Dear Straight Talk: If Proposition 73 passes and a girl fears for her safety, she can go to the courts and ask to be exempted from telling her parents.–Peter, 18


Teen’s abortion experience teaches compassion

Dear Straight Talk: Regarding your advice to pregnant teens to always tell their parents, I want you to know this is not always the best advice. My cousin got pregnant at the end of freshman year.…


Best friend against friend’s abortion

Dear Straight Talk: My best friend is pregnant and I’m the only one who knows about it. She wants to get an abortion and I’m against abortion. It’s really hurting our relationship.…


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