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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…


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…


Pregnant teen wants more love, less sex

Dear Straight Talk: I am only 16 and am in a pretty serious relationship with my boyfriend of 18. We have been dating for 14 months now and sometimes it’s hard to talk to him about deep feelings…

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Unconditional love means confidential access to a doctor

Dear Straight Talk: I’m a mother of grown daughters and I’ve been reading the columns on the dilemma girls face regarding whether or not to confide in their parents over things like…


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


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.…


Pregnant teen needs to get help from parents

Dear Straight Talk: I’m pregnant and I don’t know what to do. I’m so scared that my parents will find out. I’m 16 and I flunked a lot of classes last year and this year…

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