Latest Teenage pregnancy Stories

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....

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....

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...

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....

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...

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