By Lisa Russ
|Toppenish, WA high school senior Gaby Rodriguez|
I finally had a chance today to read some of the buzz about Gaby Rodiguez and her experiment—you may have heard she faked a pregnancy during her senior year of high school to measure how her classmates, friends, teachers and advisors would respond. Only her mother, boyfriend, best friend and principal knew the truth. For more on her story, go to The Yakima Herald-Republic.
The thing that Adriann said to me that really stuck with me was, "Stigma doesn't prevent teen pregnancies. It makes people feel isolated, and gets in their way of reaching out for help."
Thanks to Gaby for her commitment to good science, for going deeply into this experiment, and bringing stigma into the spotlight.