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2009-01-27 16:30:00

An expert in health services at the University of Nottingham is calling for urgent action to improve contraceptive advice and services to reduce the growing number of repeat teenage pregnancies in the United Kingdom. Using national abortion figures for England and Wales from 1991 to 2007, provided by the Office of National Statistics and Department of Health, researchers at Nottingham found that the number of women under 20 presenting for repeat abortions has risen steadily over the last 15...

2009-01-13 12:10:00

Legislation provides women with the tools they need to prevent unintended pregnancies WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) joined Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) and Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) to introduce the Prevention First Act, legislation that will improve access to women's health care, reduce the rate of unintended pregnancy and reduce abortions -- all while saving scarce public...

2009-01-08 13:16:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advocates for Youth, a Washington-based non-profit focusing on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, has released an analysis showing that teen sexual health outcomes in the U.S. lag far behind those in France, Germany, and the Netherlands (http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/factsheet/fsest.pdf). The U.S. teen birth rate, for example, is nearly nine times higher than that in the Netherlands, and four times higher than that in...

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2009-01-07 14:15:00

Researchers have noted an increase in the number of teen births in over one-half of states. The report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) revealed significant increases in birth rates among teens in 26 states. "To see 26 states with statistically significant increases is fairly remarkable," said Paul Sutton, a demographer with the NCHS, which released the data. In state rankings, Mississippi topped the list with the highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation "“ 68.4...

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2009-01-06 06:55:00

A new report has found that kids aging from 10 to 19 are going through rapid biological changes that you do not experience at any other age other than infancy. Even though most of the nation's 42 million adolescents seem to be thriving, it is a time of risk-taking and pushing boundaries as they learn to drive, are exposed to alcohol, drugs and sexual situations. It is also an age when many of the habits that determine good health during adulthood are set, or not. "They are quite literally our...

2008-11-26 09:08:26

Although teens seem to prefer peer-led sex education classes over teacher-led classes, they may not be any more effective at reducing abortions. Researchers at the University College London conducted a study called the RIPPLE (Randomized Intervention of Pupil-led Sex Education) to evaluate whether the teaching of sexual health information by people of a similar age was effective in terms of reducing teenage abortion, pregnancy and improving sexual health among teenagers. The RIPPLE study...

2008-11-22 11:15:35

Britain's National Children's Bureau says every secondary school and college in the country should have a sexual health clinic on site. The bureau, one of Britain's leading charities, maintains every student 11 to 18 years old should have access to advice on contraception, pregnancy tests and screening for sexually transmitted diseases, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Such access could help reduce Britain's teenage pregnancy rate -- one of the highest among the world's developed...

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2008-11-18 08:00:00

Results of a recent survey of sexual attitudes among boys and girls has led British researchers to recommended that health care providers include discussions about alcohol when talking about sexual health with adolescents. "We must ensure that alcohol education is a key element of sex education and help young people to realize the vulnerability to sexual ill health alcohol abuse can create," Dr. Mark Hayter of the University of Sheffield in the UK, who worked on the study, told Reuters....

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2008-11-03 15:20:00

Researchers said on Monday that exposure to some forms of entertainment has a corrupting influence on children, leading teens who watch sexy programs into early pregnancies and children who play violent video games to adopt aggressive behavior. The three-year study is the first to link viewing of racy television programming with risky sexual behavior by teens, said researchers at the RAND research organization. Anita Chandra, a behavioral scientist who led the research at RAND, said the...

2008-11-03 03:00:09

U.S. teens who watch a lot of TV shows that contain sexual content are twice as likely to be involved in a pregnancy as peers who don't, researchers said. Researchers at Rand Corp. said exposure to sex on television may influence teen pregnancy by creating the perception that there is little risk to engaging in sex without using contraceptives and accelerating the initiation of sexual intercourse. "Adolescents receive a considerable amount of information about sex through television and...


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