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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...

2012-02-29 10:00:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bethany Christian Services, the nation's premier family preservation and adoption agency, announces a partnership between the organization and Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra, the popular couple from the first season of MTV's runaway hit show, "16 and Pregnant." The focus of the partnership is to raise public awareness to the benefits of pregnancy counseling and adoption. Well before Catelynn and Tyler were introduced to "16 and...

2012-02-15 19:50:00

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer recently announced the recall of one million packets of birth control pills because some packaging error rendered them useless as contraceptives. With pregnancies now widely predicted in the coming months due to this situation new term has emerged: "wrongful pregnancy". These cases could amount to a medical malpractice lawsuit since this is one of the largest such recalls in history. (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer recently announced the...

Teen Pregnancy Rates Down
2012-02-10 05:29:53

A new study, titled “U.S. Teen Pregnancies, Births and Abortions, 2008: National Trends by Age, Race and Ethnicity” published by the Guttmacher Institute, has found teen pregnancy to be down among all racial groups. Teen pregnancies are at their lowest rates in 40 years, according to the latest numbers dating 2008 which is when the latest statistics were given. According to the report, in 2008 teens were pregnant at a rate of 67.8 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15-19, or...

2012-02-08 06:30:00

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. teen pregnancy rate has declined 42% from its peak in 1990 and is now at a nearly 40-year low, according to new data from the Guttmacher Institute. These new data track teen pregnancy through 2008. In addition to the overall national declines, teen pregnancy has also decreased dramatically among all racial and ethnic groups. "The declines in...

Many Teen Girls Think They Cannot Get Pregnant
2012-01-20 09:45:36

Are teen birth control messages reaching their intended audience? A new study of nearly 5,000 teen mothers suggests that proper use, or any use at all, of birth control is not being exercised. About 2,500 of the new moms in the survey said they were not using any birth control when they became pregnant. These numbers were surprisingly higher than surveys of teens in general, which have found that less than 20 percent of contraception use during their most previous sexual encounter....

2011-12-07 16:07:00

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius did not accept the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration to make Plan B One-Step emergency contraception (EC) available without a prescription to those under 17. Consequently, Plan B One-Step will remain available without prescription only to those 17 and...

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...

2011-10-12 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 &...