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US Teen Birth Rates Drop To All-Time Low: CDC

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

Contraceptive Use Lowers Teen Pregnancy In The US: Why It Matters

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

More US Teens Are Using Contraception When They Have Sex For The First Time: CDC

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

Baby Simulator Program Designed To Prevent Teen Pregnancy Does Opposite Effect: Study

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 Not Effective In Preventing HIV Transmission

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

US Teen Birth Rate Drops: 50 Percent Decline Seen Among Minority Groups

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

Teen Moms May Not Follow Sleep Practices To Reduce SIDS Risk In Infants

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

Social Media May Be Responsible For Drop In Teen Pregnancy

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

US Women Delaying Pregnancy: Average Age Of First Time Moms Steadily Increases

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 Advice To Teens Tied To Less Risky Behavior: Study

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 Has Successfully Lowered Teenage Pregnancies Rate: Here's How It Did It

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

More U.S. Teens Opting To Use Birth Control Methods

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

The new first base: Sexting is now part of growing up

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

Teenage pregnancy takes a dip, says CDC. Taxpayers save $$$$

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 decline by 57 percent, CDC reports

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

Did a MTV show reduce the rate of teen pregnancy?

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

U.S. teen pregnancy, abortion rates lowest in 30 years. Here are the numbers

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

Teen pregnancies dropping quick in northern U.S., Middle and south rates lag behind.

Report suggests sharpest drops happening in northeastern states; 2008 recession played a role in numbers as well.

LIFE May 8, 2014

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month: U.S. rate continues to drop

The teenage pregnancy rate, birth rate and abortion rate have all dropped sharply since their respective peaks in the 1990s.

LIFE May 7, 2014

Reality shows distort truth about teen pregnancies

"16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" offer unrealistic views on teen pregnancy, according to a new study.

Arts & Culture January 18, 2014

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