A Case for Shaming Teenage Pregnancy

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/opinion/a-case-for-shaming-teenage-pregnancy.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/07/nyregion/city-campaign-targeting-teenage-pregnancy-draws-criticism.html?ref=opinion

This is TERRIBLE.  Make it shameful to have sex before marriage or make it shameful to not use birth control, because that shame crosses both girls and boys.  Focusing on the PREGNANCY aspect puts all the blame and shame on the girl, and it will seem irrelevant to boys, who absolutely must also be schooled on this issue.  Not only is it sexist, it will be less effective because it will seem irrelevant to half of the people (boys) who contribute to the teen pregnancy problem.