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2008-09-02 03:00:33

By Thomas, James C Torrone, Elizabeth Objectives. We estimated the effects of high incarceration rates on rates of sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancies. Methods. We calculated correlations between rates of incarceration in state prisons and county jails and rates of sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancies for each of the 100 counties in North Carolina during 1995 to 2002. We also estimated increases in negative health outcomes associated with increases in...

2008-09-01 21:00:33

By Paul Whitehouse Two enhanced clinics have already been operating as a pilot scheme under a project called Opening Doors operated by Sheffield Contraception and Sexual Health Service and have been regarded as a success.As a result, more are to follow and it is hoped they will contribute to reducing the number of pregnancies among the young, and also improvements in other areas of sexual health, by placing services where they are easy for teenagers to reach.Outreach clinics had previously...

2008-08-27 06:00:42

By John Roberts Education Correspondent It has publicly appealed to the Government to make classes on relationships and sexual health mandatory in every school.The call was made yesterday in a letter to a national newspaper signed by a group of Labour, Tory and Liberal Democrats MPs along with the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group.The letter published in the Daily Telegraph says: "Ofsted have reported that the provision of good sex and relationship education is still very...

2008-08-22 09:01:11

By Margot Sanger-Katz Is it our fondness for flannel? That propensity to talk politics at the dinner table? A new U.S. Census Bureau report indicates 2005 was a bad year for making babies in New Hampshire. Census figures show that the state has the lowest fertility rate in the nation. In 2006, fewer women of childbearing age had babies in New Hampshire than in any other state in the country. The New Hampshire rate was 42 babies per 1,000 women. Compare that with the national average of...

2008-08-20 18:00:51

By ALEXIS FITTS -- The cover of a recent OK! magazine features new mom Jamie Lynn Spears holding her newborn daughter, Maddie. With highlighted hair and rosy cheeks, the 17-year-old actress is smiling, while Maddie, clenching her tiny, balled-up fists out from underneath a bundle of white swaddling, sleeps peacefully in Jamie Lynn's arms. "Being a mom is the best feeling in the world!" Jamie Lynn tells the magazine. She makes motherhood sound idyllic, but if there are teenage girls...

2008-08-19 12:01:01

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Targeted health education may help urban, minority adolescent women better understand how the emergency contraception pill works and eliminate some misconceptions about side effects, confidentiality and accessibility, according to a study by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Researchers interviewed 30 African-American females ages 15 to 19 seeking care at Children's Hospital's emergency department. The patients returned after their...

2008-08-07 15:00:46

By GEORGE CHAPPELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF ROCKPORT - The Maine Community Foundation has awarded $5,000 from its Knox County Fund to Five Town Communities That Care for the 2008- 09 Math and Literacy Mentors Program. The program matches local middle school students with adult mentors who provide tutoring and support in either mathematics or literacy in one-hour sessions for two days each week. There is no cost to participants or their families for the program, said Five Town CTC Community...

2008-08-07 12:01:01

By CHUCK BARNEY By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times Oh, if only 15-year-old Amy Juergens had a chance to watch the public-service announcements that follow every episode of her popular new show, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." Those spots urge kids and their parents to maintain an open dialogue about sex and insist that "teen pregnancy is 100 percent preventable." Of course, had Amy taken heed of such a noble message, there wouldn't be a show, and cable upstart ABC Family...

2008-08-04 09:00:38

Oh, if only 15-year-old Amy Juergens had a chance to watch the public-service announcements that follow every episode of her popular new show, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." Those spots urge kids and their parents to maintain an open dialogue about sex and insist that "teen pregnancy is 100 percent preventable." Of course, had Amy taken heed of such a noble message, there wouldn't be a show, and cable upstart ABC Family wouldn't be enjoying its best summer ratings ever. In...

2008-07-25 15:01:08

A CATHOLIC priest has condemned condoms being made available to pupils as young as 13 at North Berwick High School. Father Stephen Robson, of North Berwick's Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church, said he was "shocked and dismayed" at the practice at the Healthy Respect drop-in clinic. The clinic was set up last year by East Lothian Council in partnership with NHS Lothian and the Scottish Government. Under the scheme, secondary schools can apply for family planning aids to be made...