Teen Pregnancy News

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Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say

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

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

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

HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study

No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

Couch-Potato Kids Are Top U.S. Child Health Problem: Poll

Obesity, tobacco use also ranked high among community concerns

More Teen Girls Using Contraceptives: CDC

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

U.S. Sees Tripling of Babies Born Addicted to Painkillers

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

Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex

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

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

More Teen Males Using Condoms When They First Have Sex: Survey

And more females are turning to contraceptive patch, emergency contraception

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

But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex

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

HIV Linked to Higher Pregnancy Rate in Young Women

Study also finds more complications among those with the infection

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

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

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Drops

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

Cost-Effective Program Helps Prevent Repeat Teen Births

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

Decade of Decline in U.S. Teen Pregnancies Ends

Experts concerned about possible trend reversal

Male Abusers Often Sabotage Birth Control With Partners

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

Nurse Visitations May Improve Girls' Future Behavior

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

U.S. Births Reach Record High

Teen deliveries and infant mortality remain areas of concern

Teen Birth Rates Higher in States Where Religion Is Widespread

Researchers suggest strong disapproval of contraception might be a factor

Pregnancy, STDs on the Rise Again Among U.S. Teens

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

Close Monitoring May Help Troubled Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy

Specialized foster care program for delinquent kids showed surprise benefit

Provocative Online Portrayals Can Get Teen Girls in Trouble

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

Unmarried Childbirths in U.S. Reach Record Levels

Government report also shows Cesarean deliveries hitting new highs

Sexually Charged TV Might Raise Risk of Teen Pregnancy

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

Teen Birth Rates, Homicides on Increase, Report Shows

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

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Premature Birth

Potential causes of early labor

Depression Raised Risk of Subsequent Pregnancies Among Black Teen Moms

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

U.S. Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades

New report does find medical abortions on the increase

Emotions Play Major Role in Teen Condom Use

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

The Great Sexual Divide Starts Early

Girls prefer intimacy, while boys want to get going

Teen Pregnancy May Lead to Osteoporosis

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

Newborn Killings Happen More Than Imagined

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

HIV Babies Now Having Their Own Babies

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

To Keep Teen Hormones in Check, Mother Knows Best

Close relationship delays daughter's sexual activity

Having a Baby to Please a Guy

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

American Children Score Health Gains

But certain measures still concern federal officials, report says

Cutting Teen Pregnancy Rate as Simple as A, B, C

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

House Panel OKs Funds for Abstinence-Only Programs

States could get $50 million a year through 2007

Foster Care = Early Sex

Early intercourse could be sign of previous trauma, says study

Pregnant Smokers: Great Expectations Dashed

Decade-long decline marred by increase among teens

Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

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

Myth-conceptions in the U.K.

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