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Teen sex: More use rhythm method for birth control

(AP) -- A growing number of teen girls say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and more teens also think it's OK for an unmarried female to have a baby, according to a government survey released Wednesday.

dateJun 02, 2010 in Health
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In down economy, older moms' births still up in US

(AP) -- U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession, updated government figures confirm. The one exception to the trend was the birth rate among women in their 40s, who perhaps felt they didn't have the luxury ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Health
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Premature births worsen US infant death rate

(AP) -- Premature births, often due to poor care of low-income pregnant women, are the main reason the U.S. infant mortality rate is higher than in most European countries, a government report said Tuesday.

dateNov 03, 2009 in Health
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New study finds home birth safe

( -- A new study by McMaster University researchers has found low-risk women who have midwives in attendance during birth have positive outcomes regardless of where the delivery takes place.

dateSep 18, 2009 in Health
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