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2010-01-11 13:28:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifetime Television is taking on the highly controversial issue of America's rise in teen pregnancies with the Original Movie, The Pregnancy Pact, starring Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winner Camryn Manheim (Ghost Whisperer, The Practice), Nancy Travis (The Bill Engvall Show, Becker) and Golden Globe-nominee Thora Birch (Ghost World, American Beauty). Inspired by a true story, the film explores the costs of teen...

2009-12-14 23:01:00

New Research Focuses on Unmarried Young Adults' Attitudes and Behavior Regarding Pregnancy, Contraception, and Related Issues WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly all unmarried young adults ages 18-29 believe pregnancy is something that should be planned (94% of men and 86% of women) and say that it is important to avoid pregnancy in their lives right now (86% of men and 88% of women), according to new research released by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and...

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2009-11-29 07:40:00

More than 90% of pregnant women take prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter) drugs, or use social drugs (such as tobacco and alcohol) or illicit drugs at some time during pregnancy. About 2-3% of all birth defects result from the use of drugs other than alcohol. With the help of their doctors, women planning to become pregnant should take an inventory of the medications they take, researchers from Canada advise. Dr. Anick Berard, at the University of Montreal in Quebec, noted in an...

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2009-10-14 07:40:00

A global report said on Tuesday that increased use of contraceptives has pushed global abortion rates down, but unsafe abortions kill 70,000 women every year, while seriously harming millions more. The report by the Guttmacher Institute said the number of abortions fell from an estimated 45.5 million in 1995 to 41.6 million in 2003. However, the study, which surveyed 197 countries, showed almost 20 million unsafe abortions took place, mostly in poorer countries often carried out by women...

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2009-09-24 12:55:00

The recession is impacting how many American women feel about giving birth during a troubled economy, according to a new survey. Researchers with the Alan Guttmacher Institute surveyed nearly 1,000 sexually active women of low and middle incomes. They found that nearly half of women surveyed said they would delay pregnancy or limit the number of children they have during the recession. Additionally, many women told researchers they would be cutting spending on birth control by using a...

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2009-09-03 12:25:00

A lack of financing for global birth control programs has ended in an overwhelming number of unwanted pregnancies and death due to complications from childbirth. This has lead the UN to call for the world to focus on improving women's health and provide easier access to contraception. "It would cost the world only 23 billion dollars per year to stop women from having unintended pregnancies and dying in childbirth," said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, director of the United Nations Population Fund...

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2009-06-18 07:45:00

Between 2003 and 2007, the progress made in the 1990s and early 2000s in improving teen contraceptive use and reducing teen pregnancy and childbearing stalled, and may even have reversed among certain groups of teens, according to the study "Changing Behavior Risk for Pregnancy Among High School Students in the United States, 1991," by John S. Santelli, MD, MPH, professor and chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public...

2009-05-18 08:51:00

With Teenage Births on the Rise For the First Time in Fifteen Years, New Series Documents the True Stories of Pregnant Teens The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and the Kaiser Family Foundation Join Forces With MTV To Catalyzean Open Discussion About Teen Pregnancy NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, MTV brings one of the most controversial and thought-provoking topics to its viewers with the new series, "16 & Pregnant." With statistics showing that...

2009-05-05 08:00:00

Palin Will Take Part in a Town Hall Meeting to Create Awareness for the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Candie's Foundation announced today that it has appointed Bristol Palin as its Teen Ambassador. Palin, daughter of Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, will participate in a town hall meeting and select media interviews to promote the May 6th, the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to help raise awareness for teen pregnancy prevention. Bristol...

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2009-02-24 13:53:55

The national family planning program prevents nearly 2 million unintended pregnancies each year, therefore avoiding 860,000 unintended births, 810,000 abortions and 270,000 miscarriages, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute. Additionally, without publicly funded family planning services, the US abortion rate would be almost two-thirds higher than it currently is, according to the report released on Tuesday. "The national family planning program is smart government at its...


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