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2013-03-04 23:01:10

Information from the CDC is compatible with their own birth records. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 04, 2013 BirthRecords.us.org was very pleased to see that the most recent statistics available show that the teenage birthrate is declining, company officials said. “There was a great deal of speculation that shows like MTV's “Teen Mom” were going to glamorize teenage pregnancy and convince more teens to get pregnant before they were ready for the responsibility,” a company...

2013-02-26 10:36:44

More consistent use of condoms, oral contraception or both was reported by a group of teenage girls who took part in a youth development intervention aimed at reducing pregnancy risk in high-risk adolescents, according to a report of a randomized controlled trial published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. The United States continues to have the highest rates of teen pregnancy and childbearing among the industrialized nations and each year more than 750,000 young...

2013-02-20 23:03:07

Parents are invited to attend the Talk Early & Talk Often Parent Connection Conference - March 2, 2013 in Livonia, Michigan - and learn what teens are really thinking. Parents will hear from a panel of teens about what it feels like when privacy is invaded, what a parent can do when their teen wants to talk, why teens sometimes lie and what teens wish their parents would do more often. Farmington Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 Parents are invited to attend the Talk Early...

Emergency Contraception Use On The Rise
2013-02-14 19:07:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrote in a report on Thursday more and more women in the US are taking the "morning-after" pill. Emergency contraceptions are used by women after they have had sexual intercourse in an attempt to ensure they will not get pregnant. About one half of all pregnancies in the US are unintended, according to the CDC. There are at least four brands out there now that offer a morning...

Fewer Babies Being Born To Teenage Mothers In 2011
2013-02-11 08:38:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fewer babies were born in the US in 2011 than in the previous two years, and babies born to teen mothers dropped to record lows, according to data by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new data, based on an annual summary of vital statistics, also shows that fewer women gave birth in their 20s than in previous years. However, the CDC statistics show that the number of babies born to older woman, those in...

2012-12-29 05:02:08

With extended vacation time and more time with family, the holidays are a golden opportunity for parents to start the conversation with their kids about sex. Parent Action for Healthy Kids suggests five tips to help parents with “The Talk” about sex over the holiday vacation. Farmington Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) December 28, 2012 Holidays are a perfect time for parents to start the conversation with their kids about sex. Gathering and connecting with loved ones at this time of...

2012-12-03 12:25:56

MIAMI, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV Latin America, Population Media Center and the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) expand the social efforts of the network's new novela, "Ultimo Ano" with the launch of the SexySex campaign. The new initiative encourages young people to get informed on the issues of sexual health and domestic violence, while providing a call-to-action. The multi-faceted campaign includes PSA's featuring cast leads, sexual health trivia powered by...

Pediatric Group Recommends Advance Prescriptions For Emergency Contraception For All Teenage Girls
2012-11-26 10:59:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United States has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in the world, yet efforts to curb these types of unplanned pregnancies have been largely avoided. Current federal policy bans the sale of over-the-counter birth control pills to girls under 17, and often young girls do not have immediate access to emergency contraceptives when they need them. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now pushing to change this,...

2012-10-25 07:28:28

U.S. overall receives a "C-." Only 12 states receive a "B-" or higher; 9 states receive a failing grade. WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Population Institute today released its first ever report card on reproductive health and rights in the U.S., and the results were not encouraging. Nine states receive a failing grade, and the U.S. as a whole received a "C-." In releasing the report card, Robert Walker, the organization's President, said, "We've seen a lot of...

IUDs, Implants Urged For Teens
2012-09-22 06:37:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The American College of Obsetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently updated its guidelines for teen birth control, recommending that teens use IUD's and hormonal implants as a "first line of defense." Both IUD's and hormonal implants, like the Implanon device, are long lasting and more effective birth control than the pill or the patch, the group says. However, they are more invasive, requiring a doctor to put them in place....