Planned Parenthood Reaches Out to Teens, Angers Adults
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Teenage pregnancy is trendier than metrosexual manscaping. From celebs like Jamie Lynn Spears to preggers Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of the Republican VP hopeful, baby bumps on babies are popping up in the most conspicuous places. In the current climate where children are exposed to sexuality through pop culture, Planned Parenthood is more needed than ever.
Yet despite their efforts, they've come under fire from conservative groups for their recent campaign, Take Care Down There. We posted some love for these cheeky PSA's back in April when the site launched, but after a cross-country summer tour, the safe-sex advocates have been getting crap for their sense of humor. Planned Parenthood has said they are trying to appeal to their young audience through relatable slang and situations without confusing their messages with fear mongering and scientific lingo.
However, conservative groups are claiming Planned Parenthood isn't taking the situation seriously by supporting safe-sex and masturbation via comedy sketches that the abstinence-only supported find hokey.
But petty arguments aside, with one in four teenage girls already infected with an STD and teen pregnancy on the rise for the first time in almost 15 years, something has got to be done ... besides all those teenagers.