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2011-11-17 11:10:00

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. teen birth rate declined 9% in 2010 and is now at the lowest level ever reported, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The 9% drop is the steepest one-year decline since 1946/1947. "I am aware of no other social problem that has improved so dramatically...

2011-11-10 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is joining the Ad Council to debut a groundbreaking, first-ever national multimedia public service campaign designed to reduce the rates of unplanned pregnancy among unmarried young adults in the U.S. The three-year campaign directs sexually active women ages 18-24 to Bedsider.org, a new comprehensive online and mobile program, to help them find the right birth control method for them...

2011-11-08 12:14:00

Health, Legal and Women's Experts Release Comprehensive Legal Guide for the State's Pregnant and Parenting Minors and the Professionals Who Work with Them PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 16-year-old in San Jose thinks she has to drop out of school because she is pregnant. A 17-year-old parent in Chico believes her child's father should pay child support, but isn't sure how or where to begin the legal process. A 14-year-old undocumented immigrant in...

2011-11-03 12:29:00

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abt Associates, a global research and program implementation company, today announced it has been awarded an $11.1 million contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate the effectiveness of replications of three teen pregnancy prevention program models. The three models, designed to prevent or reduce teenage pregnancy, births to teens, and sexually transmitted infections, will be examined for program effectiveness...

2011-10-26 07:00:00

New Evidence-Based Intervention Proven Effective in Reducing the Risk of HIV, STDs and Teen Pregnancy New York, New York (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Select Media, the nationâs leading evidence-based health education publishing and media company, today announced the launch of a new evidence-based abstinence-only sex education program, The Promoting Health Among Teens! Abstinence-Only Intervention. The new program is designed to help teachers, health professionals, social service...

2011-10-18 10:14:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unplanned teen pregnancy is a significant social and public health issue in the state of Texas, and nationally. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy estimates three in 10 girls get pregnant at least once, by the age of 20, costing taxpayers $9.1 billion dollars annually. Texas accounts for 12 percent of the nation's teen births. These findings are presented in the latest issue of the Journal of Applied Research on...

2011-10-12 12:25:00

Condom Use Improves for Teen Boys Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than half of teens (ages 15-19) have had sex and the percentage of teen boys who used a condom the first time they had sex is on the rise, according to a new report released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Other findings from the NCHS report on...

2011-09-12 20:01:49

Friends, the mainstream media and the internet, all potentially unreliable sources, continue to be the way America's young adults find their health information. Research has found that while they trust health professionals and health educators, they often do not turn to them for information, especially when it comes to their sexual health. In an attempt to provide a reliable and trustworthy source for reproductive health information for teenagers, one physician-researcher at Women &...

2011-09-07 19:53:01

Researchers have found that the relative likelihood of conceiving in the month of March is higher if you´re a school-aged adolescent than if you´re an adult. “It certainly is an intriguing finding,” says Mary Anne Jamieson, an Associate Professor in Queen's Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics, a practicing obstetrician at Kingston General Hospital, and co-author of the paper. “This adolescent pregnancy peak may be explained by biological...

2011-09-07 14:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black youth report considerable pressure to have sex, according to a new survey of 1,500 Black youth ages 13-21 released by ESSENCE Magazine and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Of those who have had sex, 47% of those 13-21 (including 21% of those 13-15) say they have been pressured to go further sexually than they wanted to. The groundbreaking results are featured in the October issue of ESSENCE magazine, on...