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2009-02-18 08:20:00

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton, published online by the BMJ, has found that very few women follow healthy eating and lifestyle recommendations before becoming pregnant, even when the pregnancy is in some sense planned.Nutrition and lifestyle advice is widely available for women during pregnancy, but much less emphasis is given to advice for women who may become pregnant. Yet promoting good health and nutrition before pregnancy may be at least as important as during...

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2009-01-27 16:30:00

An expert in health services at the University of Nottingham is calling for urgent action to improve contraceptive advice and services to reduce the growing number of repeat teenage pregnancies in the United Kingdom. Using national abortion figures for England and Wales from 1991 to 2007, provided by the Office of National Statistics and Department of Health, researchers at Nottingham found that the number of women under 20 presenting for repeat abortions has risen steadily over the last 15...

2009-01-24 14:17:24

The number of abortions performed in Britain on teenage girls who have had at least one before has risen by nearly 70 percent since 1991, researchers say. A study, published in the journal Contraception, found that the proportion of repeat pregnancy terminations carried out on teenagers rose by 68 percent in 16 years, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. In 2007, 5,897 girls under 20 had their second, third or even fourth abortion. By comparison, the figure in 1991 stood at 2,934, the newspaper...

2009-01-21 17:11:00

Statement of The Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice Reproductive Health Care Essential as More Women Fall into Poverty WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In today's economic crisis, which is hitting the most vulnerable hardest, it is an ethical imperative to serve the common good. In marking the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, I call on the faithful to protect the lives of women and children by...

2009-01-13 12:10:00

Legislation provides women with the tools they need to prevent unintended pregnancies WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) joined Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) and Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) to introduce the Prevention First Act, legislation that will improve access to women's health care, reduce the rate of unintended pregnancy and reduce abortions -- all while saving scarce public...

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2009-01-07 14:15:00

Researchers have noted an increase in the number of teen births in over one-half of states. The report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) revealed significant increases in birth rates among teens in 26 states. "To see 26 states with statistically significant increases is fairly remarkable," said Paul Sutton, a demographer with the NCHS, which released the data. In state rankings, Mississippi topped the list with the highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation "“ 68.4...

2009-01-05 07:41:50

Dominican women in the United States often use improper prescription drugs and questionable homemade potions to end unwanted pregnancies, two studies indicate. They do this despite the widespread availability of safe, legal and inexpensive abortions in clinics and hospitals largely because they don't trust the healthcare system, said Dr. Carolyn Westhoff, an obstetrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. One study, by Gynuity Health Projects, surveyed 1,200 women,...

2008-11-26 09:08:26

Although teens seem to prefer peer-led sex education classes over teacher-led classes, they may not be any more effective at reducing abortions. Researchers at the University College London conducted a study called the RIPPLE (Randomized Intervention of Pupil-led Sex Education) to evaluate whether the teaching of sexual health information by people of a similar age was effective in terms of reducing teenage abortion, pregnancy and improving sexual health among teenagers. The RIPPLE study...

2008-10-16 15:00:27

KENILWORTH, N.J., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Women's feelings and behaviors concerning contraception are conflicted, yet many don't seek out methods that could better satisfy their needs, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of Schering-Plough by Harris Interactive(R). In the survey, "Contraceptive Habits," a small percentage of women (six percent) said they worry most about the possibility of getting pregnant when it comes to sex, yet 46 percent of women using birth control...

2008-08-15 00:00:37

The American Psychological Association said it has found no evidence that abortion causes mental health problems for women. "There is no credible evidence that a single elective abortion of an unwanted pregnancy in and of itself causes mental health problems for adult women," said a draft report released Tuesday by an APA task force. The conclusion was reached after an evaluation of empirical studies published in English in peer-reviewed journals since 1989. The report was presented...


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