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2010-09-16 06:00:00

Virtually every adolescent in the United States has had at least some formal sex education, although only two-thirds have received instruction on birth control, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. The report also found a rise in teenage births, following years of steady decline. The U.S. teen birth rate had risen from 2005 to 2007, before falling again in 2008 to roughly 10 percent of total U.S. births, the CDC said. The CDC study was based on data from the...

2010-08-13 16:07:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), today announced that it intends to launch ella® (ulipristal acetate), a novel oral emergency contraceptive, in the fourth quarter of 2010. Watson's announcement follows the approval of ella® by the FDA as safe and effective in preventing unintended pregnancy for up to 120 hours - or five days - post-unprotected intercourse (UPI) or contraceptive failure....

2010-06-29 11:14:00

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of Loveline and MTV's Teen Mom and Sixteen and Pregnant, support groups' teen pregnancy prevention efforts WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a first-of-its-kind effort, national and local organizations that serve large numbers of Latino youth pledged to mobilize the Latino community to prevent teen pregnancy. The National Consensus Statement on Latino Teen Pregnancy Prevention, collaboratively developed by NCLR...

2010-06-09 21:16:17

A study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, which monitored a group of women for 25 years showed that the combined oral contraceptive pill (the pill) is the most common form of contraceptive among women under 29. At the same time many young women have unwanted pregnancies resulting in repeated abortions. According to the researchers increased use of an intrauterine device at a younger age would reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies. Ingela Lindh is a midwife and researcher at the...

2010-06-02 11:40:00

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Declines in teen sex and improvements in contraceptive use among sexually experienced teens remained essentially unchanged between 2002 and 2006-08, according to data released today by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. The new report provides national estimates of sexual activity and contraceptive use among teens aged 15-19 and is based on the latest...

2010-05-25 09:03:52

Not using effective contraception once becoming sexually active multiplies up to 6 times the risk for teen pregnancy The effective use of contraception once becoming sexually active is the best way to avoid unwanted pregnancy during adolescence. This is just one of the conclusions of a study by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Universidad Complutense in Madrid which additionally reveals that using no contraception or using it well after starting sexual relations increases...

2010-05-05 10:55:00

It's not about abortion; it's about teen pregnancy prevention HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Americans debate abortion and approaches to sex education, a half million teens become mothers and fathers every year, giving the U.S. the highest rate of teen parenthood in the industrialized world. A new and unique online community, ChildFreeYouth.org, presents stories from now mature adults who are profoundly aware of the price that early parenting exacted from...

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2010-03-17 08:59:54

No increase in unprotected sex Providing emergency contraception to women in advance of need does not reduce pregnancy rates, despite increased use and faster use after unprotected sexual intercourse. These are the findings according to a new review published in The Cochrane Library. Women who take emergency contraception up to five days after unprotected sex are less likely to become pregnant. But there are many reasons why women may not be able to access emergency contraception within this...

2010-01-25 15:41:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifetime Television's Original Movie The Pregnancy Pact, starring Camryn Manheim, Nancy Travis and Thora Birch, generated strong ratings in its January 23 world premiere, including a 4.3 rating among Women 18-49, a 4.8 in Women 18-34, a 3.7 Women 25-54 rating, a 3.65 among Women 18+ and a 4.2 in Households. The Pregnancy Pact's impressive performance propelled the film to become the number one rated movie on ad-supported cable in over 10 years...

2010-01-25 12:56:07

Young women and teenage girls often face efforts by male partners to sabotage birth control or coerce pregnancy "” including damaging condoms and destroying contraceptives "” and these efforts, defined as "reproductive coercion," frequently are associated with physical or sexual violence, a study by a team of researchers led by UC Davis has found. Published online today in the January issue of the journal Contraception, the study, "Pregnancy Coercion, Intimate Partner Violence and...


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