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2014-04-08 12:32:40

Despite recent progress, more can be done to prevent pregnancies in younger teens ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years have declined, they still represent over a quarter of teen births - nearly 1,700 births a week, according to this month's Vital Signs. This reinforces the need for targeted interventions to prevent teen pregnancy, says the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Although we have made...

2014-03-25 16:25:44

Organization Encourages Supreme Court to Uphold Contraceptive Mandate Providing Women Access to the Contraception of their Choice WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Supreme Court deliberates on arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. (BWA) urged the Court to uphold the vital interests of all women--particularly women of color--to have meaningful access to the contraception of their choice. "Contraceptive use benefits women and...

2014-01-13 16:23:57

WELLESLEY, Mass., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite concerns that turning teen moms into reality TV stars has glamorized teen pregnancy, a new study shows that MTV's 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom have had a more powerful impact in the opposite direction: the series has significantly reduced births to teens. The research, coauthored by Wellesley College economist Phillip B. Levine and University of Maryland economist Melissa S. Kearney, finds that MTV's 16 and Pregnant...

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2014-01-13 15:44:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many have claimed that reality shows on MTV have no redeeming values, a new study has found that the popular shows “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” may have actually contributed to a record drop in teen pregnancies. Teen pregnancy rates have been falling over the past two decades, and many experts point to the Great Recession as playing a big role in this phenomenon. However, the new study’s statistical analysis has...

2014-01-10 10:41:11

Many believe teen mothers have an enviable quality of life, a high income and involved fathers The creator of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" said the shows have been called "one of the best public service campaigns to prevent teen pregnancy." A new Indiana University research study finds the opposite to be true. The paper accepted for publication in the journal Mass Communication and Society presents findings that such teen mom shows actually lead heavy viewers to believe that...

2013-11-12 23:02:18

New paper sheds light on federal program that expands use of evidence-based interventions and supports their implementation with fidelity. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The federally funded Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program, which has awarded $75 million in competitive five-year grants to nonprofit and public agencies across the country, is showing promise as a model for how to support the growth of evidence-based programs (EBPs), according to a recent report by The...

2013-11-07 13:18:23

Although the number of children born to teenage parents has decreased since the 1990s, these children continue to be at an increased risk for injury, both accidental and intentional. This may be because many of these teenage parents are poor, uneducated, and lack parental safety and supervision skills. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers analyzed the types of injuries to children of teenage parents. Brian D. Robertson, PhD, and colleagues from...

2013-11-04 16:33:47

Research will highlight development of new contraceptive technologies, strategies for expanding access to family planning, and efforts to promote gender equity The Population Council, an international organization that conducts research to address critical health and development issues, will present findings from more than 40 studies at the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (November 12-15, 2013). Notable presentations will focus on the positive impact...

2013-10-17 11:04:22

Spatial and non-verbal skills differ little from those of kids born to older moms Contrary to popular belief, the intellectual development of children born to teen mums does not lag behind that of children born to mums in their 20s and 30s, finds research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. While there is some difference in the speed of language development, the spatial and non-verbal skills of children born to teen mums don't differ from those of children born to...


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