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A 12-year-old is Pregnant. What Should We Be Doing About This?

June 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A 12-year-old girl is pregnant and we are calling for Department of Community Services (DoCS) blood.
A father is left wondering how this could have happened when he had alerted DoCS to the fact that his former partner was allowing his then 11-year-old daughter to share a bed with her 15-year-old boyfriend.
We clearly need someone to [...]

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Tags: Beauty · Education · Media · Motivation · Parental Bonding · Pregnancy · Relationships · Rules · sex

Why Girls Need To Be Taught How To Say No

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Teenage girls today are really savvy. They know that sex without a condom can lead to all manner of nasty diseases or a pregnancy. They know that the boy they’re having sex with probably isn’t their one true love and that he may not even know their last name. They get all of that.
What they [...]

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How Do We Convince Them To Use Condoms?

May 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Parents of teenagers wouldn’t have been shocked by Tara Brown’s story on 60 Minutes tonight about unprotected teenage sex. It’s been going on since time began and most of us did it too.
The reasons don’t appear to have changed either: just like my Dolly readers of 15 years ago, girls are still going along with [...]

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How Do You Prevent Teenagers From Getting Pregnant?

April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

The most up-to-date statistics provided by the Victorian Government show that births to Australian teenagers are at a record low. Only five percent of Australian births are by women under the age of 19. This at a time when it’s claimed to be on the increase in some other developed countries. Top of the list [...]

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