Teen Sex and Pregnancy News

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4/25/2018
4/2/2018
12/20/2016
Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

9/28/2016
U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC

Less sex, more contraception is the 'magic' formula, experts say

8/2/2016
Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended

Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure

7/6/2016
Don't Blame the Media for Teen Sex, Study Says

Parents and peers have far more influence on sexual behavior

5/5/2016
Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study

Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

2/16/2016
Study: You Can Predict Which Male Teens Will Live With Their Future Kids

Beliefs about risky sex, pregnancy, birth control foretell what kind of fathers they will be, researchers contend

11/2/2015
Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study

Discussions may help kids delay sexual activity, and use condoms or other birth control

5/5/2015
U.S. Birth Rate Hovers at All-Time Low, CDC Reports

Drop in teen birth rate, poor economy explain downward trend

1/23/2015
Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

11/17/2014
Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

10/16/2014
Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone

New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences

6/10/2014
Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds

Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

4/8/2014
Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC

Girls aged 15 to 17 account for about one-quarter of teen births, report shows

12/9/2013
Early Puberty in Girls Might Be Linked to Bad Behavior

Study found they were more likely to say they had gotten into fights, skipped school

11/7/2013
For Children of Teen Parents, Most Injuries Due to Falls: Study

ER records suggest efforts should be made to teach better supervision skills to young parents, researcher says

3/25/2013
Teen Moms More Likely to Have Been Neglected, Abused

Study found childbirth rate 5 times higher than national average

12/10/2012
Dating Violence in Teen Years Can Have Lasting Impact

Study found victims more likely to repeat history in adult relationships, practice unhealthy behaviors

5/21/2012
Teens' Love of Loud Music Tied to Drinking, Drug Abuse

But researchers say it's not clear how they're linked

11/9/2011
More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Shields Against Cervical Cancer

Coverage against precancerous lesion called 'excellent' in large, multinational study

7/7/2011
Fewer U.S. Teens Having Babies, Binge Drinking: Report

But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

2/1/2011
HIV Linked to Higher Pregnancy Rate in Young Women

Study also finds more complications among those with the infection

1/13/2011
Health Disparities Persist in U.S., Report Shows

Income, gender and race still influence health status, CDC data finds

11/1/2010
For Many Teens, Oral Sex Leads to Riskier Activity

Most move on to vaginal intercourse within six months, study finds

5/7/2010
The Pill Turns 50

Oral contraceptives altered the social and sexual landscape in ways expected and unexpected

5/3/2010
Teens' Facebook Sex Talk May Not Be Just Talk

Sexual references signal intent to have intercourse, study finds

2/1/2010
Abstinence-Only Classes Reduced Sexual Activity, Study Found

Younger teens who took the course were more likely to delay having sex

9/18/2009
Genetics Linked to Early Sexual Activity in Kids

Impulsive traits may be passed down from parents, research shows

8/6/2009
Many Texas Docs Not Pushing HPV Vaccine for Girls

Study finds fewer than half always recommend the shots, despite federal guidelines

7/16/2009
Pregnancy, STDs on the Rise Again Among U.S. Teens

Trend threatens to reverse years of positive change, CDC researchers say

5/19/2009
Parents Influence Sex Decisions, Hispanic Teens Say

Survey findings may spark new pregnancy prevention tactics

4/23/2009
FDA Approves 'Plan B' Pill for 17-Year-Olds

Decision is latest involving controversial birth-control drug

2/24/2009
'Degrading' Lyrics Linked to Teen Sex

But music doesn't necessary cause promiscuity, experts stress

1/2/2007
Binge Drinking Rampant Among High School Students

Liquor also linked to other risky behaviors, poorer school scores, CDC report finds

8/25/2006
'Morning-After' Pill Approval Prompts Mixed Reactions

Some say age restrictions won't limit teen pregnancies; others say contraceptive will boost promiscuity

8/24/2006
'Morning-After' Pill Approved for Over-the-Counter Sales

FDA restricts access for those under 18; ruling follows three-year delay

2/7/2005
Depo-Provera Bone Loss Reversible

Teens who stopped using injectable contraceptive regained density

1/18/2005
Parental Notification Could Affect Teen Contraception

Study says proposed legislation would discourage few from having sex

9/16/2004
Sex and Drug Use Linked to Suicide Risk

Odds higher for teens who engage in risky behavior

9/7/2004
Sexual Content on TV Spurs Teens Into Action

Those who watch it more likely to do it within a year's time

7/11/2004
HIV Prevention Programs Help Black Teen Girls

Study finds efforts tailored to them reduce risk of sexually transmitted diseases

4/23/2004
'Morning After' Pill Doesn't Affect Teen Sexual Behavior

They're not more likely to have unprotected sex with easy access to contraceptive

12/5/2003
Motherhood Makes Teens More Responsible

Study finds they're less likely to take part in delinquent activities

11/5/2003
Teens Who Dislike School Tend to Graduate to Parenthood Early

Poor socioeconomic conditions also linked to pregnancy at young age

10/21/2003
Talking Sex With Teens

Give your child accurate information

9/11/2003
Team Sports Skirt Risky Teen Behavior

Kids who stay active are less likely to have sex and use drugs, study finds

9/5/2003
Black Teens More Likely to Have Preemies

Study finds they're also more likely to have babies with low birth weight

8/1/2003
Young Women Underestimate STD Risk

Survey finds many sexually active single women ignore risk factors

2/12/2003
Booze Blackouts Lead to Bad Judgements

Drinking to the point of memory loss means risky behavior for college students