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2012-08-31 23:02:41

HowManyWeeksPregnantAmICalulator.com announces the release of the new pregnancy calculator. Thanks to some of the latest technological advancements and equipment, women can easily determine how many weeks pregnant they are. It´s as simple as using this new pregnancy calculator. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 01, 2012 Knowing what stage of the pregnancy a woman is in is an essential part of carrying a child. It can help a woman plan for her own health as well as the health of her child....

2012-08-28 06:28:13

New Survey Data of Teens and Adults Released WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teens say that parents (38%) most influence their decisions about sex--more than peers (22%), the media (9%), teachers and educators (4%), and others, according to a new survey commissioned by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Nearly 9 in 10 (87%) young people surveyed also say that it would be much easier for teens to delay sexual activity and avoid teen...

Sex Education And Teen Pregnancy Rates
2012-08-27 04:57:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sex education has had little to no effect on teen pregnancy rates, which have remained essentially unchanged over the past four decades, claims the author of a controversial new study. According to Sarah Harris of the Daily Mail, professor David Paton, chair of industrial economics at The University of Nottingham, has said that despite schools' attempts to educate students under the age of 16 about sex, annual pregnancy rates from...

Teens Are Finding Alternatives To Intercourse
2012-08-16 12:04:50

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report, two-thirds of American youth, ages 15 to 24, admit to engaging in oral sex and that they mistakenly feel it carries less risk of disease transmission than traditional intercourse. The report's authors stress the importance of understanding the sexual activities of young people and to educate them about the risks, reports Elizabeth Lopatto for Bloomberg. “Research suggests that adolescents perceive...

2012-06-20 06:23:38

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. teen pregnancy rate has plummeted 40% between 1990 and 2008 (the most recent data available) and is now at a historic low, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The teen pregnancy rate in 2008 now stands at 70 per 1,000 women age 15-19; down from its 1990...

2012-05-29 10:23:48

PHILADELPHIA, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, May 31st, the Family Planning Council's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative will sponsor a Stakeholder Meeting from 9 AM - 2 PM in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street at the University of Pennsylvania. Community leaders, national and local experts in the field of pregnancy prevention, Mayor Michael Nutter, State Senator Vincent Hughes and young people will meet to discuss the complex and multi-faceted issue of teen pregnancy....

Teen Girls Using More Effective Forms Of Contraception
2012-05-04 07:47:15

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A recent report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights interesting results about teens and contraception. The findings were published in the May 4 issue of the CDC´s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. With the information that was found in the study, the CDC is working towards the Healthy People 2020 goal of lowering teen pregnancy rates by 10 percent. To begin, the article states that the majority of girls in the U.S....

2012-05-01 06:27:01

New Survey Released in Advance of The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teens say parents most influence their decisions about sex and 87% say it would be much easier for them to postpone sex and avoid teen pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversations about these topics with their parents, according to a new survey from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Other results from...

Mississippi Has Nation's Highest Teenage Pregnancy Average
2012-04-11 05:21:53

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the teen pregnancy rate in Mississippi is the highest in the U.S. The agency said Mississippi is more than 60 percent above the national average for teen pregnancies. The state reported 55 births per 1,000 teens aged 15 to 19 in 2010, compared to the nation's lowest teen pregnancy rate of 15.7 births per 1,000 teens. The CDC said teen birth rates were higher in the South and Southwest and lower in the Northeast and...

2012-04-05 14:03:11

Low-income teens living in areas of high inequality are more likely to have a baby rather than investing in their own economic progress New research reveals the surprising economics behind the high U.S. teen birth rates, and why Texas teens are giving birth at triple the rate of Massachusetts youth: high income inequality and low opportunity cost. For the first time, Wellesley College economist Phillip B. Levine and University of Maryland economist Melissa Schettini Kearney conducted a...