The Best of AwayPoint

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Don’t want to spend time browsing?  The articles in this short list have appeared at a variety of online news and opinion sites, often under more than one title, together receiving over 2 million views. The site name given is where each first received an enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Suspect Jesus Never Existed

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Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are “mythologized history.”  In other words, based on the evidence available they think that around the start of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named Yeshua ben Yosef gathered a following … Continue reading

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Back to the Future — Modernizing Sexual Health Care, Regulations, and Reimbursement for Teens

Part 6 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   More than 80 percent of teen pregnancies are accidents. A girl with other hopes and dreams—or maybe a girl who is floundering, who hasn’t even begun … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Things Are–Family Planning Conversations on Teen Turf

Part 5 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   No one birth control method fits everyone, but today young women have better options than ever before. Across the United States, from New York to South … Continue reading

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Say Anything — A Powerful New Approach to Family Planning Conversations

First published at Sightline Daily as Part 4 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   A young woman sits in an examining room, waiting for her medical provider. The provider arrives and picks up the chart. “I … Continue reading

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Bring It On! — Why It’s Tme For Over the Counter Oral Contraceptives.

Part 3 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   When Plan B emergency contraceptives became available without a prescription, I sent my teenage daughter, Marley, and her friend Amanda out to do a little research. … Continue reading

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Dazed and Confused — The Case for Comprehensive Sexual Education

Part 2 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   Can a girl get pregnant if she has sex standing up? Will my boyfriend be able to feel my IUD? What are dental dams, and why … Continue reading

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Party Time! Excellent! Educators and Health Professionals Celebrate a Drop in Teen Pregnancy.

Part 1 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   Public health officials, educators, and parents of teens have reason to party! According to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute, American teen pregnancy rates are … Continue reading

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