Latest Teenage pregnancy Stories

2011-08-25 12:34:37

  A new study published on Wednesday shows that unintended pregnancies are increasingly concentrated among low-income women in the U.S. The study said that unplanned pregnancies have risen in poor women in recent years, all the while pregnancies among wealthier women the same age have dropped. Researchers from the Guttmacher Institute found that unintended pregnancy rate among women with incomes below the federal poverty line jumped by 50 percent between 1994 and 2006. ...

2011-07-27 00:01:21

SafeTeens.org announces a Nintendo Wii giveaway on Twitter to celebrate the launch of its new website. Teens can enter the contest by tweeting about their favorite part of the new SafeTeens.org. The recent redesign of the site includes new articles for teens and many new interactive features. Teens can vote on their favorite part of the site until July 29th and the winner will be chosen August 1st. Wilkes-Barre, PA (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 SafeTeens.org announces a Wii Twitter contest to...

2011-07-19 15:31:00

A Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Women's Preventive Services Study Committee recommended that health insurers cover "the full range of Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity" without co-pays or deductibles for patients. The IOM...

2011-07-01 00:13:00

Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. announces the launch of the new Safeteens.org. The newly redesigned Safeteens is a resource on healthy living and safe sex for Pennsylvania teens as well as teens across the country. New features and improved functionality makes it easy for teens to get reliable health information and find family planning health centers across the state of Pennsylvania. Wilkes-Barre, PA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS)...

2011-06-09 09:00:00

New National and State-by-State Data Released WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teen childbearing in the United States cost taxpayers (federal, state, and local) at least $10.9 billion in 2008, according to an updated analysis released by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. State costs in 2008 ranged from $16 million in North Dakota to $1.2 billion in Texas. These public sector costs would have been even higher had it not been for the...

2011-06-02 00:00:32

Support and information are now readily available online for pregnant teenagers. Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond has added a new section to its website solely dedicated to teenage pregnancy. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 Being a teenager is difficult enough, but being a teenager and pregnant is even more challenging. It can be a very confusing, scary and isolating experience. At 19 Mary became pregnant. She felt her whole life was crumbling in front of her and the future she envisaged for...

2011-04-22 09:28:28

In the past ten years, the proportion of British girls aged 16 to 24 who admit to binge drinking, or having at least six drinks in succession, has increased to 27% from 17%, think-tank Demos reports from data collected by YouGov. At least half of 15-year-old girls have been drunk at least twice "“ this is almost double to the average for other developed countries. For every three 13-year-old girls, one has been drunk at least twice. This rate is higher than any other country from the...

2011-04-06 17:07:00

NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Candie's Foundation (the "Foundation") announced today that partnering with Bristol Palin was a successful vehicle to combat teenage pregnancy. Bristol Palin's work with the Foundation including multiple television and print PSAs, viral video, town hall meetings, and numerous media interviews has resulted in more than ONE BILLION media impressions. This is an unprecedented reach for a teen pregnancy prevention campaign. The Candie's...

2011-04-01 08:13:00

NEW YORK, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York based Children's Aid Society Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (CAS-Carrera) has been awarded a $3.5 million Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) to deepen the program's impact in New York City and replicate it nationally. CAS-Carrera is one of nine recipients in a national competition that identifies innovative programs working to solve problems confronting low-income youth in...

2011-03-03 13:31:52

According to a federal study which offers numbers but does not examine the reasons, fewer teens and young adults are having sex. Bill Albert, chief program officers for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy said he is unsure why the number is decreasing. Some experts say that an emphasis on abstinence may have played a role, while others say concern about sexually spread diseases may be a factor. The study released on Thursday is based on interviews of about 5,300...

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