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Boy’s girlfriend is pregnant, pushing him away

Dear Straight Talk: My girlfriend since last Christmas just told me she is pregnant. She is 17 and I'm 18. She's been on the pill since she was 16 but maybe forgot to take them some days?? All she does is cry, call me constantly,…

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In love with troubled stepbrother. Now what?

Dear Straight Talk: My stepfather has a son a year older than me who didn’t live with us because my stepdad didn’t have custody. Since we weren’t blood related, I had a crush on “Unknown.” I didn’t hear…

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Does college couple need pill and condom both?

Dear Straight Talk:  My boyfriend is 22 and I'm almost 20. We're in college and unsure about our long-term future so we just call ourselves friends. However, our relationship has been monogamous and steady for almost a year…

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Pregnancy, STDs: How savvy are today’s girls?

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: My granddaughter “Tamara” is 16 and I suspect she is sexually active. Her mother travels for weeks at a time with her work and she and Tamara do not appear…

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It’s not Lori, it’s the porn industry

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: Lauren’s response to Lori, the 20-year-old woman worried about raising her child in our “raunchy” culture (FEB 18, 2009),…

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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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Consequences of sex affect everyone

Dear Straight Talk: Are you aware of the dual standard in your advice to “No name please?” (Website, JAN 23) You talked about how easy it is for guys to “run” from a pregnancy,…

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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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Pregnant couple needs all the help they can get

Dear Straight Talk: Your response to “Wants love not sex” was insulting. The writer, 16, is pregnant by her 18-year-old boyfriend. He is whining because her desire…

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Not always safe to tell parents you are pregnant

Dear Straight Talk: You advised “Wants love not sex”, the 16-year-old girl who is pregnant by her boyfriend, to go to her parents and her boyfriend’s parents for support. But…

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