“Virtual Infant Programs” Actually Increase Teen Pregnancies

In some communities, teens participate in “virtual infant parenting,” where they must care for robotic dolls that look and act like real babies. Participants spend a few days feeding, changing diapers, and supporting the dolls to experience the challenges of life as a teen parent. However, a new study of…

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Does Legal Marijuana Increase Teen Access to the Drug?

Health experts feared that legalizing marijuana would make it easier for teens to acquire the drug. But a new study has found that teens in Washington State do not find it any easier to get marijuana today than they did in 2012, when the state made it legal for adults…

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California and Oregon Increase Teen Access to Birth Control

This month, California became the third state to allow girls and women to get birth control pills and patches without a doctor’s prescription. They can now obtain it directly from pharmacists. Since the start of the year, Oregon has allowed the same for girls age 18 and over. Washington, D.C….

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