News tagged with teenage pregnancy

Many pregnant teens use alcohol and drugs, study finds

New research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests that many teenagers, especially younger teens, may not be getting the message about the risks of using alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy—but that having ...

Feb 18, 2015
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Judge in NYC rips opposition to Plan B order

A federal judge, asked by the U.S. government on Tuesday to freeze his plan giving teenage girls broader access to morning-after birth control, instead seized the chance to accuse health officials of taking steps that would ...

May 07, 2013
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US health disadvantage spans age and socioeconomic groups

On average, Americans die sooner and experience higher rates of disease and injury than people in other high-income countries, says a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. The report finds ...

Jan 09, 2013
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Sexually abused boys engage in more unsafe sex

Boys who are victims of sexual abuse are far more likely to engage in unsafe sexual behavior as teenagers, finds a new review in the current Journal of Adolescent Health. Sexually abused boys were twice as lik ...

Mar 06, 2012
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Teenage pregnancy is not a racial issue

While researchers have long set to determine if there is a tie between race and teenage pregnancy, according to a new study, equating black teenagers with the problem of teenage pregnancy is a misrepresentation of today's ...

Feb 07, 2012
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