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2008-10-10 06:00:33

By Nicholas D. Kristof The Bush administration this month is quietly cutting off birth control supplies to some of the world's poorest women in Africa. Thus the paradox of a "pro-life" administration adopting a policy whose result will be tens of thousands of additional abortions each year - along with more women dying in childbirth. The saga also spotlights a clear difference between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain. Obama supports UN-led efforts to promote family planning;...

2008-10-09 18:00:37

By Ben Glaze ALMOST 500 schoolgirls below the age of sexual consent fall pregnant in Wales every year, according to official figures released yesterday. But more than half those pregnancies are aborted by teenagers who cannot face being young mothers, says a report from the Welsh Assembly Government. Teenage pregnancies are on the rise across Wales once again, after falling and levelling out between 1998 and 2003. The rate of pregnancy among girls under 18 is higher than that in...

2008-09-23 18:00:00

By Jeff Hawkes She came into the world with 10 little fingers, 10 little toes and a fleeting hold on life. She was a baby girl who, we may surmise, kicked in the womb and emerged crying, her tiny lungs taking their first breath. Did the mother stop to kiss her baby's temples? Did her lips feel the softness, the subtle warmth, the delicate persistence of the pulse? Did she cradle her newborn and recognize something of herself - the brow or nose - in that miraculous face? Or had she...

2008-09-19 09:00:40

Hampton Roads Virginia is known for being the birthplace of presidents. It's also becoming well-known for its infant mortality rate. The state's infant death rate is 18th highest in the country, with 7.2 deaths per 1,000 live births, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hampton Roads encompasses five of the cities in the state with the highest numbers of infant deaths, including Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. Last year, Gov....

2008-09-17 12:00:35

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's youth need help. From academic failure and gang violence to poverty, drugs and obesity, they face a daunting array of problems -- with serious consequences and fewer safety nets at home and in the community. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/DC33364 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050921/CLW030LOGO ) To address these issues and call America to action, Boys & Girls Clubs of America...

2008-09-14 12:00:13

By Alexei Barrionuevo Pascale Bonnefoy and Tomas Munita contributed reporting. * It is just after 5 p.m. in what was once one of Latin America's most sexually conservative countries, and the youth of Chile are bumping and grinding to a reggaeton beat. At the Bar Urbano disco, boys and girls aged 14 to 18 are stripping off their shirts. The place is a tangle of lips and tongues and hands. About 800 teenagers sway and bounce to lyrics imploring them to "Poncea! Poncea!": to make out...

2008-09-14 00:00:18

POP MUSIC When a thousand teenage girls went wild at the Royal Festival Hall in London last week for the Jonas Brothers, the obvious question was what fantasies were their yells meant to signify? The sons of an evangelical preacher, these three teenage boys do not drink, smoke or take drugs. Each wears a silver ring on his left hand symbolising the desire - if that's not the wrong word - to stay a virgin. Russell Brand made a big mistake when hosting the MTV music awards last Monday,...

2008-09-08 06:00:22

By Kate Foster SIXTY thousand Scots pupils are to be given access to sexual health services in school, allowing children as young as 13 to receive condoms and pregnancy tests. Ministers have approved the creation of clinics for all rural secondary schools in Scotland after the SNP Government accepted expert advice that many teenagers in country areas struggle to visit GPs or family planning clinics. The unprecedented move is part of a bid to tackle Scotland's high rate of...

2008-09-07 09:00:13

By Adam Morris BABIES born and raised in Edinburgh are likely to be healthier than those in other parts of Scotland, according to new figures. The level of breast-feeding in the Capital is almost double that of the national average, while pregnant women in the Capital continue to make better mothers than those in other areas. Statistics show that only 13 per cent of pregnant women smoke in the city, compared to a 24 per cent national mean, while babies born with a low weight are also...

2008-09-02 15:00:17

U.S. Teen Pregnancy Stats -- Nearly half (46%) of all 15-19-year-olds in the United States have had sex at least once -- By age 19, 70% of all teens have engaged in sexual intercourse -- 750,000 teens become pregnant each year in the U.S. -- One-in-ten births in the U.S. is to a teen mother -- One-in-four teen girls have a sexually transmitted infection WHO: Cecile Richards President Planned Parenthood Federation of America Planned Parenthood Action Fund...


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