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2009-07-22 09:45:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The role of personal responsibility in pregnancy planning and prevention is examined in the new book, Rethinking Responsibility: Reflections on Sex and Accountability. Released by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the volume includes 29 essays written by leaders in their respective fields. Contributors include: Leading media voices, such as syndicated columnist E.J. Dionne,...

2009-07-20 17:53:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting on teen pregnancy, one of the most controversial and thought provoking topics today, MTV's "16 & Pregnant" season finale hit series highs among both P12-34 (1.9) and total viewers (2.1 million) on Thursday, July 16, ranking as the number one primetime cable program among P12-34. Viewers can catch more of their favorite series with the "16 & Pregnant: Life After Labor" finale special, hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky, on Thursday, July 23 at...

2009-07-08 11:58:10

Research: Health outcomes of youth development program in England: prospective matched comparison studyA government-backed youth development pilot program in England, aimed at reducing teenage pregnancies, drunkenness or cannabis use, didn't reduce teenage pregnancies and other outcomes and might have increased pregnancies, according to research published on bmj.com today.The authors, led by Meg Wiggins of the Institute of Education, University of London and Chris Bonell at the London School...

2009-06-30 13:30:00

"16 & Pregnant" Has Reached Over 31 Million Viewers Season To Date And Is # 1 In Its Time Period Across Cable Among F12-34 And Across All Of Television Among F18-24 "16 & Pregnant: Life After Labor" Finale Special Hosted By Dr. Drew Pinsky Set To Air On Thursday, July 23 At 10PM ET/PT SANTA MONICA, Calif. and NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting on one of the most controversial and thought-provoking topics, MTV President of Programming Tony DiSanto announced today that after...

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2009-06-18 07:45:00

Between 2003 and 2007, the progress made in the 1990s and early 2000s in improving teen contraceptive use and reducing teen pregnancy and childbearing stalled, and may even have reversed among certain groups of teens, according to the study "Changing Behavior Risk for Pregnancy Among High School Students in the United States, 1991," by John S. Santelli, MD, MPH, professor and chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public...

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2009-06-05 14:25:00

A new study shows that teenagers whose fathers are more involved in their lives are less likely to engage in risky sexual activities such as unprotected intercourse. According to an MSNBC report, the researchers found that the more attentive the dad "” and the more he knows about his teenage child's friends "” the bigger the impact on the teen's sexual behavior. The study even suggests that while an involved mother can also help stave off a teen's sexual activity, dads have twice...

2009-06-01 07:48:29

 A program aimed at reducing criminal behavior in juvenile justice teens has yielded a surprising side benefit. The program is also reducing the teens' rate of pregnancy, according to a new study out this week.David Kerr, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Oregon State University, and Leslie Leve and Patricia Chamberlain of the Eugene-based Oregon Social Learning Center, conducted the research, which will be published in the April edition of the Journal of...

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2009-05-30 08:05:00

National data shows a "dramatic" rise in the number U.S. teenagers choosing to abstain from sex between 1992 and 2002, while the use of contraceptives among those who are sexually active has similarly shot up, according to a new report. The most recent reports from the period after 2002, however, show that teen pregnancy rates are once again starting to climb.  According to the report's lead author Dr. Jennifer Manlove from Child Trends in Washington, D.C., this indicates that more work...

2009-05-18 08:51:00

With Teenage Births on the Rise For the First Time in Fifteen Years, New Series Documents the True Stories of Pregnant Teens The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and the Kaiser Family Foundation Join Forces With MTV To Catalyzean Open Discussion About Teen Pregnancy NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, MTV brings one of the most controversial and thought-provoking topics to its viewers with the new series, "16 & Pregnant." With statistics showing that...

2009-05-07 15:04:00

Obama Brings Science and Evidence Back to Public Health Policy WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of James Wagoner, President of Advocates for Youth: The Obama administration deserves praise for bringing science and evidence back to public health policy and jettisoning the ideological earmark known as abstinence-only. Now the ball is clearly in the court of the Democrats in Congress -- most notably Speaker Pelosi and House Appropriations Chairman Obey...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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