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Teen Birth Rate Hits New Low, Report Suggests

Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents

By: Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 08/20/2014 02:19 PM EDT on LiveScience Early data suggest the U.S. teen birth rate hit a historic l...

May Is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month -- Let's Aim Low!

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 06.30.2014 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

A U.S. teen is 30 percent more likely to give birth than her counterpart in Russia, which is number two on the list. This is not a top position we can be proud of. But with continued efforts, there is every reason to believe that we will work our way to the bottom of the list.

CDPH Head 'Very Pleased' With Response To Pregnant Boy Ads

Posted 05.29.2013 | Chicago

To say the Chicago Department of Public Health's latest ad campaign targeting teen pregnancy has turned heads puts it lightly. The agency's new cam...

Sex Ed Seeks To Fight America's Worst Teen Pregnancy Rate

AP | LAURA TILLMAN | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

MARKS, Miss. -- With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it's hard to tell that high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling a...

Why Teen Pregnancy Has Dropped To An All-Time Low

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.10.2012 | Teen

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Teen births fell to a record low in the United States in 2010, according to a new government report.The Centers for Disease Control a...

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

Dante And Shakespeare Inspire Teen Moms To Continue Their Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 02.08.2012 | Latino Voices

Teen mothers are getting a taste of the prep school experience, replete with studying the classics from Dante to Shakespeare, through an innovative pr...

Behind the Sharp Decline in Teen Births

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Sharon L. Camp

The recently-reported decline in teen pregnancy can be linked almost exclusively to improvements in teens' contraceptive use, according to new data from a major government study, the CDC's National Survey of Family Growth.

Parents, Teens and Sex: An Ongoing Conversation

Laura Stepp | Posted 01.22.2012 | Parents
Laura Stepp

When Dutch teens think they're ready to have sex with a boyfriend or girlfriend, their parents, some of them reluctantly, encourage the couple to do so at home. These situations, while novel to me, were treated with indifference by Western Europeans.

Teen Births Drop, Middle-School Drug Use Up

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living

Teen births decreased from 2008 to 2009, but middle-school age drug use increased from 2009 to 2010, according to a new government report of the most ...

Even At Lowest, U.S. Teen Birth Rate Far Higher Than W. Europe

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — The rate of teen births in the U.S. is at its lowest level in almost 70 years. Yet, the sobering context is that the teen pregnancy rate i...

Are Low Birth Rates a Milestone or a Tipping Point?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Reaching a data point such as the lowest-birth-rate-ever is a milestone. It's not a tipping point unless it leads to accelerating change in the same direction.

Bringing Down the Teen Birth Rate Is Like Dieting, but Harder

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

Of course, we should be pleased that the teen birth rate dipped in 2008 and, according to early reports, may fall again slightly in '09. But who's to say it won't bounce up again?

In Down Economy, Older Moms' Births Still Up In US

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession, updated government figures confirm. The one exception to the trend was th...

Pushing Babies: The Assault on Childless Women

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Elizabeth Gregory

Because fertility is experienced as a very personal issue, it ends up getting very little critical discussion. Time for an honest exploration of the dynamics of birth timing and women's work, especially in our recession.

Sex Ed in Utah

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

My legislative district in St. George, Utah, is conservative, and I am conservative. Yet, I am running legislation to promote contraceptive education. Why? Well, I'll tell you.

The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It's estimated that three in ten girls in the United States still get pregnant by age 20. 51 percent of Black and 53 percent of Latino teenage girls become pregnant at least once before age 20.

Mississippi Has Highest Teen Birth Rate, CDC Says

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Mississippi now has the nation's highest teen birth rate, displacing Texas and New Mexico for that lamentable title, a new federal rep...