Teen Pregnancy News

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11/26/2012
Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say

American Academy of Pediatrics encourages physicians to discuss methods such as Plan B

10/31/2012
Poor Reading Skills Linked to Teen Pregnancy Risk

Preteen girls with below-average literacy twice as likely to give birth in teen years, study finds

10/23/2012
Hospitals Should Test More Teen Girls for Pregnancy, Study Suggests

Tests are recommended for girls who have abdominal pain or are receiving X-rays, CT scans

10/15/2012
HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study

No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

8/24/2012
Couch-Potato Kids Are Top U.S. Child Health Problem: Poll

Obesity, tobacco use also ranked high among community concerns

5/3/2012
More Teen Girls Using Contraceptives: CDC

Increased use may have contributed to drop in teen births, researcher says

4/30/2012
U.S. Sees Tripling of Babies Born Addicted to Painkillers

They suffer from irritability, breathing problems, perhaps long-term brain damage, study finds

4/10/2012
Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex

Multiple partners, teen pregnancies more likely among those who were victimized, surveys show

1/19/2012
More Than Half of Teens Who Gave Birth Weren't Using Contraception: CDC

A third of them thought they couldn't get pregnant at the time, researchers report

10/12/2011
More Teen Males Using Condoms When They First Have Sex: Survey

And more females are turning to contraceptive patch, emergency contraception

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

But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

6/17/2011
Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex

Quality, not quantity, of time spent with father matters more for girls, study suggests

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

Study also finds more complications among those with the infection

9/28/2010
Teens' Mental Health Not Harmed by Abortion, Study Contends

A professor of human development counters that the study was too small to be reliable, however

6/2/2010
More Than 40% of U.S. Teens Have Had Sex

One-quarter of them would be pleased with a pregnancy resulting from it, report shows

4/6/2010
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Drops

And the number of women delaying motherhood until their 40s grows, CDC report finds

4/5/2010
Cost-Effective Program Helps Prevent Repeat Teen Births

Computer-assisted intervention benefits high-risk, low-income girls, study finds

1/26/2010
Decade of Decline in U.S. Teen Pregnancies Ends

Experts concerned about possible trend reversal

1/25/2010
Male Abusers Often Sabotage Birth Control With Partners

Study found physical violence often accompanied by attempts to get young women pregnant

1/5/2010
Nurse Visitations May Improve Girls' Future Behavior

Those visited in infancy or even pregnancy were less likely to get arrested by 19

12/21/2009
U.S. Births Reach Record High

Teen deliveries and infant mortality remain areas of concern

9/17/2009
Teen Birth Rates Higher in States Where Religion Is Widespread

Researchers suggest strong disapproval of contraception might be a factor

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

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

6/17/2009
Close Monitoring May Help Troubled Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy

Specialized foster care program for delinquent kids showed surprise benefit

5/26/2009
Provocative Online Portrayals Can Get Teen Girls in Trouble

Study found they raised the chances of online advances, offline meetings

3/18/2009
Unmarried Childbirths in U.S. Reach Record Levels

Government report also shows Cesarean deliveries hitting new highs

11/3/2008
Sexually Charged TV Might Raise Risk of Teen Pregnancy

But researchers stress finding doesn't establish a direct link between the two

7/11/2008
Teen Birth Rates, Homicides on Increase, Report Shows

But deaths from accidents and smoking among eighth-graders are down, researchers add

4/24/2008
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Premature Birth

Potential causes of early labor

3/5/2008
Depression Raised Risk of Subsequent Pregnancies Among Black Teen Moms

49% carried second baby within 2 years of the first, study finds

1/17/2008
U.S. Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades

New report does find medical abortions on the increase

3/30/2007
Emotions Play Major Role in Teen Condom Use

Managing stress associated with birth control key to promoting safe sex, study finds

4/9/2004
The Great Sexual Divide Starts Early

Girls prefer intimacy, while boys want to get going

12/24/2003
Teen Pregnancy May Lead to Osteoporosis

Increased calcium intake can offset effects of pregnancy on bones, experts add

3/19/2003
Newborn Killings Happen More Than Imagined

About 85 are killed or left to die by parents each year, new study says

2/27/2003
HIV Babies Now Having Their Own Babies

But CDC says they're not passing it to their babies in turn

1/25/2003
To Keep Teen Hormones in Check, Mother Knows Best

Close relationship delays daughter's sexual activity

1/23/2003
Having a Baby to Please a Guy

Boyfriend influence increases black teenage girls' desire to be pregnant, study finds

7/12/2002
American Children Score Health Gains

But certain measures still concern federal officials, report says

5/13/2002
Cutting Teen Pregnancy Rate as Simple as A, B, C

Elementary school program that focused on academics led to fewer pregnancies later

4/25/2002
House Panel OKs Funds for Abstinence-Only Programs

States could get $50 million a year through 2007

9/14/2001
Foster Care = Early Sex

Early intercourse could be sign of previous trauma, says study

8/28/2001
Pregnant Smokers: Great Expectations Dashed

Decade-long decline marred by increase among teens

7/25/2001
Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

Decade-long decline balanced by record number of births by unmarried women

7/19/2001
Myth-conceptions in the U.K.

Britain's soaring teen-pregnancy rate tied to old wives' tales