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2012-02-07 21:22:03

Disparities in white, black teen pregnancies most notable in harsh economic climates While researchers have long set to determine if there is a tie between race and teenage pregnancy, according to a new study, equating black teenagers with the problem of teenage pregnancy is a misrepresentation of today's real­ity. This new study is detailed in the article, "Black Teenage Pregnancy: A Dynamic Social Problem," published in SAGE Open. Researchers Lorette I. Winters and Paul C. Winters...

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2010-12-22 07:45:00

Teen birth rates in the United States reached a record low in 2009, according to stunned experts, who say the decline is partly due to the slowed economy. Teen birthrates fell to 39 births per 1,000 girls for ages 15 through 19, a government report said on Tuesday. It was a six percent drop from the previous year, and the lowest rate since records began being tracked in 1940. Experts say the recent economic downturn -- from December 2007 to June 2009 -- was one of the top contributing...

2010-05-25 09:03:52

Not using effective contraception once becoming sexually active multiplies up to 6 times the risk for teen pregnancy The effective use of contraception once becoming sexually active is the best way to avoid unwanted pregnancy during adolescence. This is just one of the conclusions of a study by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Universidad Complutense in Madrid which additionally reveals that using no contraception or using it well after starting sexual relations increases...

2010-04-06 12:41:00

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's teen birth rate declined 2% in 2008, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. After declining every year between 1991 and 2005, the teen birth rate increased 5% between 2005 and 2007 and is now on the decline again. The teen birth rate in the United States now stands at...

2009-03-18 11:01:00

New Survey Suggests Parents Most Influence Teens' Decisions About Sex WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The teen birth rate in the United States increased 1% in 2007, according to data released today by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). This is the second year in a row that the teen birth rate has increased. The increase follows 14 years of continuous decline in the teen birth rate. That is, after declining 34% between 1991 and 2005, the teen birth rate has...

2009-01-16 21:15:10

Women in least developed nations are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications, UNICEF officials said in South Africa. The State of the World's Children report said a woman living in a developing country has a 1 in 76 lifetime risk of maternal death, compared with a probability of 1 in 8,000 for women in developed countries. A child born in a developing country is almost 14 times more likely to die during the first month of life than a child born in a...

2009-01-09 13:11:10

There were 4,265,555 U.S. births in 2006 -- an increase of 3 percent over 2005 and highest in more than four decades, federal health officials said. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta found in that 2006 births and fertility rates increased for most states, age groups and race and Hispanic origin groups. Birth rates increased for women in nearly all age groups, with the largest increases for teenagers and for women ages 20"“24 and 40"“44....


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