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Deprived areas show greatest increase in teenage pregnancies
From the 1980s to the 1990s rates of teenage pregnancy in Scotland increased more rapidly in areas of greater socioeconomic deprivation, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-07-26)
Teenage pregnancy is not a public health problem
Teenage pregnancy is not a public health problem, but is really a reflection of what is considered to be socially, culturally, and economically acceptable in the United Kingdom, argue researchers in this week's BMJ. (2001-12-13)
Enjoying school key to tackling teenage pregnancy
Youth development programs that tackle deprivation and help children and young people enjoy school are successful in reducing teenage pregnancy rates, say researchers on today. (2009-11-12)
Teenage pregnancies linked to one parent families
Without better marriage education and support in the United Kingdom, teenage pregnancy rates are likely to remain high even with increasing availability of contraceptives, suggests a letter in this week's BMJ. (2002-01-03)
Teenagers not at higher risk during first birth, but a second may lead to complications
Teenagers giving birth for the first time are not at increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. (2001-08-30)
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 real­ity. (2012-02-07)
Lower teen pregnancy rates in practices with young female doctors
Teen pregnancy rates seem to be significantly lower in areas with surgeries staffed by young female GPs, suggests research in this week's BMJ. (2000-03-23)
The Lancet: Baby simulator program may make teenage girls more, not less, likely to become pregnant
A teenage pregnancy prevention programme involving a baby simulator does not appear to have any long-term effect on reducing the risk of teenage pregnancy, according to the first randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of this intervention, published in The Lancet today. (2016-08-25)
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. (2010-07-08)
Teenage boys may not plan on pregnancy, but believe it might happen anyway
Most teenage boys who don't plan to cause pregnancy still believe it is likely they will get someone pregnant within six months. (2005-09-06)
Government-backed youth program pilot didn't reduce teenage pregnancies
A government-backed youth development pilot program in England, aimed at reducing teenage pregnancies, drunkenness or cannabis use, didn't reduce teenage pregnancies and other outcomes and might have increased pregnancies, according to research published on today. (2009-07-07)
Doctors Missing Chance To Help Teens Who Smoke
Physicians who treat teenager smokers are missing important opportunities to discourage tobacco use among adolescents. (1999-03-05)
Study indicates England's strategy to reduce teenage pregnancies is working
The number of under-18s conceiving and having babies in England has declined since the implementation of the government's national teenage pregnancy strategy in 1999, according to an Article in this week's issue of the Lancet. (2006-11-23)
Study indicates England's strategy to reduce teenage pregnancies is working
The number of under-18s conceiving and having babies in England has declined since the implementation of the government's national teenage pregnancy strategy in 1999, according to an Article in this week's issue of the Lancet. (2006-11-23)
Study finds 3-fold increase in pregnancy among young girls with mental illness
Young girls with mental illness are three times more likely to become teenage parents than those without a major mental illness, according to a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Women's College Hospital. (2014-02-10)
New study assesses injuries seen in the emergency department to children of teenage parents
Although the number of children born to teenage parents has decreased since the 1990s, these children continue to be at an increased risk for injury, both accidental and intentional. (2013-11-07)
Are mobile phones reducing teenage smoking?
Is there a link between the sharp decline in teenage smoking since 1996 and the dramatic rise in mobile phone ownership among teenagers over the same period? (2000-11-02)
Researchers document changes in teenage parenthood
The US birth rate hasn't changed for two generations of teenage girls, but other aspects of young parenthood are shifting, especially regarding young fathers, according to new Indiana University research. (2017-09-19)
Home visits could benefit teenage mothers and their children
Authors of an Australian study in this week's issue of The Lancet suggest that postnatal home visits by nurses could have a positive impact on teenage mothers and their children by improving the health of infants and increasing mothers' future contraceptive use. (2003-03-13)
Teen moms and infant sleep: Mother doesn't always know best
Sudden unexpected infant death, which includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), is the leading cause of death in infants 1 month to 1 year of age in the United States. (2016-04-21)
University of Manchester pioneers study to support teenage mums' bone health
Researchers in The University of Manchester's School of Medicine are undertaking a pilot study into the healthy bone development of teenage mothers, as part of an ongoing commitment to supporting the health of young families. (2005-03-07)
Sports: Untapped Resource For Curbing Teenage Sex?
Adolescent girls who participate in sports begin having sex later in life, have intercourse less often, and have fewer sex partners than their non-athlete peers, thus reducing their risk for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, according to researchers who surveyed 611 western New York adolescents aged 14 to 19. (1998-06-02)
Teenagers who become pregnant at higher risk of further teen pregnancies
Nearly a quarter of teenagers in England and Wales who have had an abortion have been pregnant before, according to new research from the University of East Anglia. (2015-09-20)
Depression more common during pregnancy than after childbirth
Depression during pregnancy is more common than postnatal depression, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-08-02)
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 of Nottingham. (2011-01-31)
The Lancet: Teenage pregnancies hit record low, reflecting efforts of England's strategy to reduce under-18 conceptions
Rates of teenage pregnancy in England have halved since the implementation of the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS) in 1999, and the greatest effect is seen in areas of high deprivation and areas that received the most TPS funding, according to research published in The Lancet. (2016-05-23)
Abstinence-only education does not lead to abstinent behavior, UGA researchers find
States that prescribe abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools have significantly higher teenage pregnancy and birth rates than states with more comprehensive sex education programs, researchers from the University of Georgia have determined. (2011-11-29)
Teenage physical activity reduces risk of cognitive impairment in later life
Women who are physically active at any point over the life course (teenage, age 30, age 50, late life) have lower risk of cognitive impairment in late-life compared to those who are inactive, but teenage physical activity appears to be most important. (2010-06-30)
British Adolescents Need Government Support To Help Clean Up Their Act
British teenagers have the worst sexual health in western Europe, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (1999-05-14)
Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women's long-term cardiovascular health
Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study. (2017-08-18)
Teen Pregnancy And Sexual Risk Taking Associated With Violence
A recent study by researchers at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health reports that teenage girls who were currently pregnant and teenage girls who engaged in HIV- related sexual risk taking viewed more television programs that illustrated violence, depicted abusive acts against women or were sexually demeaning towards women. (1998-11-18)
Improving school culture may help cut substance abuse and teenage pregnancies
Improving the institutional culture (ethos) of schools in the UK may help reduce substance abuse and teenage pregnancies, says an article in this week's BMJ. (2007-03-22)
Parents preach prudence -- peers promote pleasure
If you have teenage boys and are unsure about what topics to cover when discussing (2007-05-09)
FSU study: Abortion notification, consent laws reduce risky teen sex
Laws that require minors to notify or get the consent of one or both parents before having an abortion reduce risky sexual behavior among teens, according to a Florida State University law professor in Tallahassee, Fla. (2006-09-27)
Teenagers who become pregnant do seek contraceptive advice
Teenagers who become pregnant are not as reluctant or ill informed about contraception as previously assumed. (2000-08-17)
A profile of teenage pregnancy in Spain
The effective use of contraception once becoming sexually active is the best way to avoid unwanted pregnancy during adolescence. (2010-05-25)
Progesterone test can predict viability of pregnancy
Measuring progesterone levels in women with pain or bleeding during early pregnancy is a useful way to help discriminate between a viable and a non-viable pregnancy, finds a study published on today. (2012-09-27)
Mom's nutrition during pregnancy related to child's behavior at age three
Children born to teenage mothers who were iron deficient early in their pregnancies were less active at age 3 than the children of iron sufficient moms, a Penn State study has shown. (2006-04-03)
Repeat pregnancies among teenagers on the increase
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 Kingdom. (2009-01-27)
Teen girls at higher risk OK with emergency department offering pregnancy prevention info
Adolescent girls receiving a wide range of medical care in the Emergency Department (ED) are receptive to receiving information about preventing pregnancy, according to the results of a cross-sectional survey published online July 11 in The Journal of Pediatrics. (2017-07-14)
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