U.S. Pregnancy Rate Lowest in Two Decades
The number of pregnancies (live births, induced abortions, and fetal losses) in the United States fell from 6.78 to 6.24 million, a decline of about half a million between 1990 and 1996. The pregnancy rate in 1996 was 104.7 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years, 9 percent lower than in 1990... Health Tips
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Tips for Parents 1. Be clear about your own sexual values and attitudes. Communicating with your children about sex, love, and relationships is often more successful when you are certain in your own mind about these issues. To help clarify... American Women Waiting to Begin Families
CDC Press Release The average American woman was almost 25 years old when she had her first child in the year 2000. That's compared to an average age of 21.4 years for a first birth in 1970, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report, released today,... Having A Daughter with a Disability
Abstract This issue of NEWS DIGEST focuses on some of the realities parents must face in helping their daughters with disabilities to become more self-reliant and, ultimately, independent. You may ask, "Why a special issue on gender? Are the issues really that different for boys and girls?" The...
WHO Issues New Contraception Guidelines
The World Health Organization says human rights must be respected and protected when women seek contraception services. The WHO has issued new guidelines for policymakers and healthcare providers in conjunction with International Women Senator says access to birth control not a problem
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A state senator says he doesn't think access to contraception is a problem in Alaska. In a floor speech, Republican Sen. Fred Dyson said he researched the issue after a colleague suggested the number of abortions could be reduced by improving access to contraception. ... WHO launches new guidance to help countries provide contraception information and services
In advance of International Women's Day on 8 March 2014, WHO is launching new guidance to help countries ensure human rights are respected in providing more girls, women, and couples with the information and services they need to avoid unwanted pregnancies. Educating young men could expand
By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young men know even less about emergency contraception than young women do, which may be limiting access to an effective means of preventing unwanted pregnancies, researchers say. "The big finding in our study is that young men had a lot less...
The Health Care Bill & Teen Pregnancy
March 22, 2010, 6:09 am
As you know, the new Health Care Bill passed last night . Twitter, Facebook and the blogosphere exploded with emotion, good and bad. Words were slung back and forth and feelings were hurt. Now that everyone has had a night to sleep on it, my mind wandered to my readers here at the unplanned... How Do You Tell People?
March 20, 2013, 4:50 pm
Either you've gotten the two pink lines, or your doctor has just informed you that you are indeed pregnant. Your mind is awash with the fact that this wasn't a planned situation. Your heart beats a little faster, maybe you cry a little. Perhaps you are confused because you were safe and had used... Introducing...
March 12, 2013, 2:12 pm
The story starts like most of these stories do; I was seventeen, and one autumn afternoon I received that life altering news; I was expecting a child. To this day, those words, their enormity will never leave me.
I didn't hide it from anyone, like I know some choose to do. I promptly told my...