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2010-11-16 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Candie's Foundation released today a viral Public Service Announcement ("PSA'") video featuring Bristol Palin and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, of MTV's The Jersey Shore and ABC's Dancing with the Stars, for the prevention of teenage pregnancy. Bristol and Mike debate safe sex and abstinence in a humorous viral video and urge teens to "Pause Before You Play." The underlying message of the video is that both safe sex with protection and...

2010-11-11 07:58:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The U.S. has one of the highest rates for teenage pregnancy in the world. This study shows that females are more likely to have an unprotected first sexual encounter than their male counterparts. "I'm looking at the interaction between sexual education and how it impacts young adolescent sexual behavior," Nicole Weller, an Arizona State University graduate student working toward her doctoral degree in sociology was quoted as saying. "This in particular was an...

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2010-11-09 14:35:00

British researchers are reportedly working on a kit for phones and personal computers that will be able to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases (STD). The report said that the device will be small and similar to pregnancy testing kits. Users who suspect they have been infected with an STD will be able to put urine or saliva on to a computer chip and plug it into their phone or computer to receive a diagnosis.  The device will be able to diagnose a range of infections, such as...

2010-10-18 06:45:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Center for Leadership Training (PCLT), in collaboration with long-time partner HiTOPS, was awarded a five-year, $4.8 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to replicate and evaluate a teen sexual health peer education program, known as the Teen Prevention Education Program (Teen PEP), in 16 high schools in rural North Carolina communities with high teen birth rates. Since the program's launch...

2010-10-04 12:49:00

New Research of Teens Suggests the Answer is No WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teen pregnancy has garnered significant attention in the entertainment media over the past two years -- from MTV's popular shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom to recent cover stories in major magazines. Some have criticized these efforts for glamorizing teen pregnancy. New research with teens suggests that teens do not share that view. According to a new public opinion poll of young people (ages...

2010-09-30 14:12:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $155 million in grants to prevent teen pregnancy. The grants to states, non-profit organizations, school districts, and others have been awarded in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC released the...

2010-09-25 02:02:11

A new study has determined that teenagers who have abortions are no more likely to become depressed or have low self-esteem than their peers whose pregnancies do not end in abortion. The study conducted by researchers from Oregon State University and University of California, San Francisco, is the first to use both depression and low self-esteem as outcomes with a nationally representative sample of adolescents. The researchers found that young women in the study who had an abortion were no...

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2010-07-09 12:00:00

An Irish research team reports that pregnant teenagers are more likely to give birth prematurely and have a small baby than women in their 20s. A study of over 50,000 women in England found that 14 to 17-year-olds were also more likely to give birth early if they were having a second child. The study highlighted the importance of routine medical checks.  The team said that more studies were needed in order to determine why the young were at risk. The study, which was published in BMC...

2010-06-29 11:14:00

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of Loveline and MTV's Teen Mom and Sixteen and Pregnant, support groups' teen pregnancy prevention efforts WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a first-of-its-kind effort, national and local organizations that serve large numbers of Latino youth pledged to mobilize the Latino community to prevent teen pregnancy. The National Consensus Statement on Latino Teen Pregnancy Prevention, collaboratively developed by NCLR...

2010-06-23 06:45:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- "Pregnant at 16" (published by WestBow Press) provides a firsthand account of the realities of being a teenage mother. In this memoir, author Lori Ghiata Bowser shares her personal experience of becoming pregnant when she was just 16 years old, and how the shock and embarrassment of a teenage pregnancy in the 1970s was a heavy burden to carry. In 1974, legalized abortion was brand-new, but Bowser chose to continue her pregnancy, give birth to...


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