News tagged with teenage pregnancy

Morning after pill linked to increase in STIs, study shows

Offering the morning after pill free over the counter has not reduced the number of teenage pregnancies and may be associated with a rise in sexually-transmitted diseases (STIs), according to a report by experts at The University ...

Jan 31, 2011
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Addressing pregnancy, STDs with interactive program

Teen pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted disease (STD) are major public health issues in West Virginia. A West Virginia University faculty physician helped develop an interactive program that educates teenaged ...

Jan 31, 2011
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Teen pregnancy prevention programs receives public support

Every hour in the United States, about 40 children are born to teenage mothers. Americans consistently rate teen pregnancy as one of the top 10 biggest health problems for young people (NPCH Report, August, 2010) and the U.S. still has the highest teen birth rate among all industrialized countrie ...

Jan 20, 2011
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Teen moms more likely to have premature babies

Pregnant women aged 14-17 years are at higher risk of preterm birth and of having a child with low-birth-weight, especially if they are having their second child. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Pregnancy an ...

Jul 09, 2010
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Building a better brain

What does Whoopi Goldberg have to do with neuroscience? A lot, says Jeff Brown, co-author with Mark Fenske of “The Winner’s Brain.” Goldberg, an Oscar-winning actress and now the frank and hilarious moderator of “The ...

Apr 05, 2010
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Repeat pregnancies among UK teenagers on the increase

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...

Jan 26, 2009
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