After an election season infused with contraception-bashing partisanship, on Tuesday the FDA lowered the age at which a person can access Plan B One-Step to 15. The federal government had required that women under 17 years-old obtain a prescription for emergency contraception, but in early April, a ... More >>
According to a new study by the Department of Health, New York City preteens struggle with mental illness at rates no higher than their counterparts nationwide. But the numbers are still startling: More than 145,000 city kids -- roughly one in five -- between the ages of six and 12 are reported to h ... More >>
Only Nick Kroll's pet surgery faux ad for Comedy Central's "The Kroll Show" has this beat.
Today, ads in the same vein as the one seen on the right will pop up on subways everywhere. Their main theme: 50 percent of teenagers do not really understand the seriousness of pregnancy at such an early age ... More >>
Two things: less sex, more protection.
According to the Daily News, that's the word coming from the New York City Health Department to explain a serious downward trend. In new data released yesterday, the City's youth has undergone a 27 percent drop in pregnancies over the last ten years.
The res ... More >>
A new study has found that only 10 percent of parents believe that their teenagers drink, and only five percent think that their kids smoke weed. For comparison's sake, consider the fact that 52 percent of teenagers say they drink and 28 percent say they smoke weed.
In other words, science h ... More >>
After ten years of funding sex education programs built on abstinence, the federal government is getting a little bit looser. A little bit! This year, "a five-year, $375 million grant is being divided among 28 programs that have been proven to lower the pregnancy rate among participants, no m ... More >>
'Times' Goes LOLcatAuthor and NYU professor Katie Roiphe has a fascinating culture essay in Sunday's New York Times, in which she jumps headfirst into the messy lives of teenagers, specifically the way they write online. "The Language of Facebook" is hinged on the work of young adult authors ... More >>
Forever 21, purveyor of cheaply made, brightly colored teen-wear, has launched a maternity line. It's only in five states, three of which have some of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country. In a store that's aimed at the teen and tween demographic, it's likely that this is a specifi ... More >>
These kids! They want to do things like sail around the world by themselves -- which is very ambitious, and brave, and awesome, and also, crazy! -- and we let them, and then they get into trouble! Like Abby Sunderland, the 16 year-old from Thousand Oaks, California who is trying to circumnavi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
March 17, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 22
The Children's Hour, or Curfew on MacDougal St.
By Stephanie Harrington
A teenage girl who looked like a boy stopped short in front of the entrance to the IND on Sixth Avenue and 8th Street last Friday ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJune 18, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 35Is MacD Still the Place to Hang One's Hip Card?By Sally KemptonThe Bleecker Tavern has given way to a cider bar, the hipsters have left Googie's, and John Mitchell no longer runs the Gaslight. Israel Young, seeking r ... More >>