Latest Teenage pregnancy Stories

2010-06-03 06:40:00

An increasing number of teen girls say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and many teens feel it's okay for unwed females to have a baby, according to a government survey released on Wednesday. The report may help explain why the teen pregnancy rate is no longer dropping like it once was. However, teenage use of birth control and teen attitudes toward pregnancy have remained about the same since a similar survey was done in 2002. In the new survey by the Centers for Disease...

2010-06-02 11:40:00

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Declines in teen sex and improvements in contraceptive use among sexually experienced teens remained essentially unchanged between 2002 and 2006-08, according to data released today by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. The new report provides national estimates of sexual activity and contraceptive use among teens aged 15-19 and is based on the latest...

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...

2010-05-05 10:55:00

It's not about abortion; it's about teen pregnancy prevention HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Americans debate abortion and approaches to sex education, a half million teens become mothers and fathers every year, giving the U.S. the highest rate of teen parenthood in the industrialized world. A new and unique online community, ChildFreeYouth.org, presents stories from now mature adults who are profoundly aware of the price that early parenting exacted from...

2010-04-07 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Candie's Foundation announced today that it will release a television and print Public Service Announcement ("PSA") campaign featuring Bristol Palin for the prevention of teenage pregnancy. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100407/NY82444-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100407/NY82444-b ) Last year, The Candie's Foundation appointed Bristol Palin as an Ambassador. In the PSAs, Palin, who appears with her son Tripp,...

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...

2010-03-19 09:47:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 23, thousands of South Carolinians will embrace the virtual world during an online rally to educate their legislators about the importance of sexual health education and providing access to publicly funded counseling and clinical services. Using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the 6,000 member e-advocacy network Tell Them has organized South Carolina's first-ever Virtual March on the State House. "We were...

2010-03-15 13:53:50

INDIANAPOLIS "“ An Indiana University School of Medicine study provides a better understanding of why sexually experienced girls resume sexual activity after periods of abstinence, information key to dealing with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and pregnancy in high school girls and beyond. While there has been a significant amount of research on teenagers' initial sexual experiences, the IU study is among the first to examine changes over time in decision-making about sexual...

2010-02-22 17:27:00

Support for technological components of teen pregnancy program will help keep girls in school. LOS ANGELES, Feb 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to AT&T Foundation, National Health Foundation has strengthened its "Support for Pregnant and Parenting Teens" Program, which has graduated more than 150 teen parents over the past two years. In December 2008, the AT&T Foundation granted National Health Foundation $50,000 to help pregnant and parenting teen mothers successfully...

2010-02-09 16:21:06

A fictional television drama may be more effective in persuading young women to use birth control than a news-format program on the same issue, according to a new study. Researchers found that college-age women who viewed a televised drama about a teen pregnancy felt more vulnerable two weeks after watching the show, and this led to more support for using birth control. However, those who watched a news program detailing the difficulties caused by teen pregnancies were unmoved, and had no...

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