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2013-04-02 12:32:13

Repeat births can be prevented ATLANTA, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although teen births have fallen over the past 20 years, nearly one in five teen births is a repeat birth, according to a Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 365,000 teens, ages 15-19 years, gave birth in 2010, and almost 67,000 (18.3 percent) of those were repeat births. A repeat birth is a second (or more) pregnancy resulting in a live birth before the age of...

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...

2013-01-15 20:21:00

DENVER, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Beforeplay.org, a Colorado public health initiative aimed at reducing the number of unintended pregnancies, has recently launched a new Spanish website, Beforeplay.org/es. The new Spanish language site provides useful resources on a range of sexual health topics, including: information about birth control and contraceptive methods, pregnancy, STDs, and ways to initiate important sexual health conversations. Beforeplay.org seeks to normalize...

2012-12-05 14:43:10

Rates of reported neonaticide have more than halved following the implementation of a unique 'anonymous delivery' law in Austria, finds a new study published today (05 December) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Researchers, from the Medical University of Vienna, looked at the rates of reported neonaticide (where a child is killed within the first 24 hours of birth) in Austria prior to and after the implementation of the 'anonymous delivery' law which was...

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...

2012-10-09 03:20:48

ROME, October 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping infertile women become pregnant and fertile women avoid unintended pregnancies are two sides of the same coin: reproductive health. As defined by the WHO: "Reproductive health implies that people are able to have a responsible, satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so". FIGO, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, is...

Free Birth Control Reduces Abortion Rates, But May Lead To More Sex
2012-10-05 11:05:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published online in Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that abortions and unplanned pregnancies have dramatically dropped after adult and teenage women were offered birth control at no cost. Women and girls were also more likely to choose IUDs or contraceptive implants when cost was not an issue. Providing free birth control options substantially reduced the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortion rates by 62 to 78...

2012-09-13 02:28:25

WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that a new study published in the journal Contraception shows that if 10 percent of women in their twenties -- the age group associated with the highest number of unintended pregnancies annually in the U.S.(1) -- changed from oral contraception to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) such as the implant, intrauterine device (IUD) and hormonal intrauterine system (IUS), an...

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...