A CDC and NCHS report shows further decline in births from teenage mothers in 2016. The new data continues the long-term trend of declining teenage pregnancy.
Life & Style July 2, 2017
A CDC report reveals a sharp decline in teen pregnancy because of contraceptive use. Learn why efforts to prevent adolescent pregnancy are important to save lives.
Feature | Health June 24, 2017
A new CDC study suggests that more American teenagers are now using contraceptives during sex than in previous years. Many even choose to use some form of contraception when they have intercourse for the first time.
Public Health June 22, 2017
Across 89 countries, most teenage girls are enrolled in 'baby simulator' programs that aim to prevent teen pregnancy. However, a new study suggests these programs may be causing the opposite effect.
Public Health August 26, 2016
Promoting abstinence and fidelity is ineffective in preventing HIV transmission, a new study has found. Experts think the government should allot these PEPFAR programs to other more effective strategies against HIV/AIDS.
Public Health May 4, 2016
U.S. teen birth rates have dropped in the latest report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Significant declines of teen pregnancy were specifically noted among minorities.
Public Health April 29, 2016
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can be avoided but a new study has found that many teen mothers reject expert recommendations on how to avoid it in favor of relying on their instincts.
April 24, 2016
Teen pregnancy rates in England and Wales have significantly dipped over the course of seven years. The global rise of social media use in 2007 may have played a role in this, experts said.
Life March 12, 2016
According to a new CDC report, the age of first-time moms in the United States increased 1.4 years from 2000 to 2014. Two key trends are the drop in teen births as well as increasing number of women delaying pregnancy.
Life January 15, 2016
Sex talks sure are uncomfortable but they do work, a recent study showed. Researchers found having 'the talk' with children can influence better attitude towards sex and less risky behavior.
Life November 3, 2015
Colorado credits a program that provides free contraceptives for the decline in the teen birth rate. The program also resulted in a reduction of teen abortions as well, state health officials say.
Life July 6, 2015
While a lot of babies are still born to teens, birth rates have continued to decline for the U.S. and this is attributed, in part, to the increased use of birth control methods by teenagers.
Life April 11, 2015
A new study says that sexting is now part of typical teen behavior, making it the new first base. However, even though sexting predates sex, there is not a direct link between sexting and increased risky sexual behavior.
Internet Culture October 6, 2014
Pregnancies among teenage girls in the United States are down, and one report looks at what that change could mean for the American teenager.
Life August 20, 2014
Teen birth rates have dropped by 57 percent in the last two decades according to the CDC. Researchers attribute a number of factors to the decline, but say the US still has one of the highest birth rates of developed countries.
Life August 20, 2014
MTV’s teen pregnancy and parenting reality shows have been linked to the decline in teen birth rates. Researchers believe that the decline is caused by easy access to contraceptives, but “16 and Pregnant” is believed to be a contributing factor.
Movies/TV Shows August 15, 2014
According to a new report from Guttmacher Institute, the rates of teen pregnancy, teen abortion and teen birth have all declined across states in the U.S. A sharp decline was also seen among ethnic and racial groups.
Life May 11, 2014
Report suggests sharpest drops happening in northeastern states; 2008 recession played a role in numbers as well.
Life May 8, 2014
The teenage pregnancy rate, birth rate and abortion rate have all dropped sharply since their respective peaks in the 1990s.
Life May 7, 2014
"16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" offer unrealistic views on teen pregnancy, according to a new study.
Arts & Culture January 18, 2014