Our Perspective: Why are teens having less sex and why is congress trying to stop them?

Recent studies from both the CDC and Child Development reported that teens today are having much less sex than ever before. Teens are remaining abstinent for much longer than they used to, and those who are not remaining abstinent are using more protection when they do choose to have sex. A common assumption is that high school and one’s teenage years are often a time of sexual experimentation and exploration, but it seems as though this is becoming less and less true every year.

UPDATE: Donations for Harvey Flooding Survivors

Natural disasters can have a disproportionate impact on women and families - especially during evacuations. Displacement removes you from everything familiar, but one thing that doesn't change are the basic necessities.

That is why Lift Louisiana is collecting donations of diapers, formula, and feminine hygiene products for our sisters and mothers in TX. 

Donations can be left at

Propeller, 4035 Washington Ave, New Orleans LA 

M - F from 9 am - 5 pm

Staying in School

All young people in Louisiana have a right to a public school education. No matter what you decide to do with your pregnancy, you are allowed to stay in school and cannot be forced to attend a different school.

Can I stay in school if I’m pregnant?

If you are a pregnant or parenting student, you should know that under Title IX, you have a right to stay in school so you can meet your education and career goals.

Adoption Information and Resources

Only you can decide to give your baby up for adoption. You CANNOT be forced by your parents, the baby’s father, or anyone else to place your baby up for adoption.  Parental involvement/consent is required for minors to choose to place their child for adoption.

If you are considering adoption, there are organizations that can provide you with more information and connect you with adoption agencies and potential adoptive parents:

Statewide Organizations

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