Latest Unintended pregnancy Stories

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...

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....

2011-09-12 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 &...

2011-08-25 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. ...

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