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2009-05-07 12:07:00

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's budget for FY 2010 that was released today proposes a total of $164 million for a new teen pregnancy prevention initiative. This includes competitive grants for evidence-based programs, research and evaluation, and an authorization for $50 million in new mandatory teen pregnancy prevention grants to states, tribes, and territories. The National...

2009-05-05 08:00:00

Palin Will Take Part in a Town Hall Meeting to Create Awareness for the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Candie's Foundation announced today that it has appointed Bristol Palin as its Teen Ambassador. Palin, daughter of Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, will participate in a town hall meeting and select media interviews to promote the May 6th, the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to help raise awareness for teen pregnancy prevention. Bristol...

2009-05-01 10:09:00

Event Takes Place on the Eve of the 8th Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After declining for 14 straight years, the teen birth rate in the United States increased 5% between 2005 and 2007. A forum in Washington, DC sponsored by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy will examine why the teen birth rate is increasing and will explore ways to try to reverse the trend. The forum will take place on Tuesday, May...

2009-04-22 10:27:00

2009 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference to cover science-based approaches to sex education UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the latest data available, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that teen pregnancy rose for the second straight year in 2007. Although teen birth rates appear to be rising at a slower pace than the 2006 rate, the 1 percent increase in 2007 has health officials calling for increased diligence in sex education for teens....

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2009-04-10 06:40:00

The risk of becoming overweight is much higher in women who bear children in their teens than those who do not, according to new research, Reuters accounted.  "Our findings are potentially important because adolescence has been identified as one of the critical periods of development that set the stage for the onset of obesity later in life," Dr. Erica P. Gunderson of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California and her colleagues write in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent...

2009-03-18 13:20:07

The U.S. teen birth rate increased for the second consecutive year, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said the U.S. teen birth rate increased 3 percent in 2006 -- following a 14-year decline, However, total U.S. births rose in 2007 to 4,317,119, the highest number of births ever registered in the United States. Birth rates increased for women in their 20s, 30s and early 40s, but remained unchanged for younger teens and...

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...

2009-03-03 08:45:05

The growing trend to move miles away from hometowns and family for work is leaving many women feeling "Ëœignorant and ill-equipped' to cope with pregnancy and childbirth. According to a University of Warwick study of motherhood, many women do not have the support and advice they need when they have a baby because they live too far from close family. The study also suggests the modern practice of encouraging new mothers to give birth in hospital means women often have no experience...

2009-02-18 08:20:00

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton, published online by the BMJ, has found that very few women follow healthy eating and lifestyle recommendations before becoming pregnant, even when the pregnancy is in some sense planned.Nutrition and lifestyle advice is widely available for women during pregnancy, but much less emphasis is given to advice for women who may become pregnant. Yet promoting good health and nutrition before pregnancy may be at least as important as during...

2009-02-12 21:35:33

Providing women who are having unprotected sex with a home pregnancy test could affect the health of newborns, U.S. researchers said. Mary Nettleman of Michigan State University said the top reason women do not seek prenatal care is they do not realize they are pregnant. This simple intervention -- giving home pregnancy test kits to women who are having unprotected sex -- was able to do what no other study has done: Influence women to be more vigilant about potential pregnancy, Nettleman...


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