How Gastric Bypass in Teen Girls Affects Future Pregnancies

With the perfection of the gastric bypass treatment for obesity, teen girls are choosing the procedure over traditional weight loss efforts more often in the United States. ... read more »

Study: Parents Prefer Birth Control Pills for Teen Daughters

UC San Francisco researchers recently published a report in the Journal of Adolescent Health revealing parents of teenage girls are more apt to support birth control pills than condoms. ... read more »

Teenagers’ Sperm Cells Exhibit High Rate of Mutations

A recent study suggests the children of teenage fathers may exhibit higher rates of low birth weight as well as greater risk for autism, schizophrenia, and birth defects that include spina bifida. ... read more »

Is There an Age Limit for Buying a Home Pregnancy Test?

There is a huge push to prevent teen pregnancy and that push has resulted in a drop in teen pregnancy rates, but that doesn’t mean teens are not having sex and that they no longer need home pregnancy tests. ... read more »

Should Teen Girls Be Tested for Pregnancy Prior to Surgery?

Teen pregnancy rates are dropping, but there are still many teen pregnancies reported each year. Should teen girls be routinely tested for pregnancy no matter the age or claimed sexual status? ... read more »

Has Teen Pregnancy Always Been Taboo?

Negative implications surrounding teen pregnancies are a relatively new concept. Women in the 1800s were expected to marry early in life with many being married before the age of 20. ... read more »

Birth Control Implants for Preventing Pregnancy in Teens

Teen pregnancy rates are on the decline, but that doesn't mean teens are not getting pregnant. According to some reports, the repeat pregnancy rate for teens is somewhere near 50-percent and many repeat pregnancies are happening within one year of giving birth. ... read more »

Is Giving My Child the Pill Telling Her She Can Have Sex?

As with so many medical issues, sometimes it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. This can be especially distressing when deciding whether the birth control pill may be a good option for your teen daughter. There are many common myths involving teens and the pill. ... read more »

Impact of Pregnancy Pact on High School Students

The Pregnancy Pact is the name of a T.V. movie based on the true story of a group of teenagers from Gloucester, Massachusetts who made a pact to become pregnant together. Making a pregnancy pact is a trend that has spread across the United States and contributes to the growing number of teen pregnancies. ... read more »

Teen Pregnancy Risks Associated with Literacy

Schools across the United States have embarked on literacy campaigns to increase reading levels for elementary, middle and high-school students. ... read more »

Sex Initiation and Teen Pregnancy Risk

Very little is known about the connection between initiation of sexual behavior in the teen population and resulting teen pregnancy rates. ... read more »

Avoiding Adolescent Pregnancy in African-American Youth

Parenting style may play an important part in preventing early pregnancy and reducing risky sexual behavior in African-American youth, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. ... read more »

Teen Obesity May Increase Risk of Early Pregnancy

High school is a time for social and physical development, but it can also be a time when teens take risks that could have long-term ramifications. According to researchers from Penn State, obesity rates may have a direct impact on early pregnancy rates. ... read more »

Parental Age and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) may be associated with parental age during pregnancy. A Finnish study reports associations between various ASDs and parental age starting in the teenage years. ... read more »

US Pregnancy Rate Down for Young Women, Up for Those 30+

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has recently released information on the rate of pregnancy for women in the United States. The data indicates a drop in pregnancy rates that was lower only once in the past 30 years, in 1997. ... read more »

Spring Break May Lead to More Teen Pregnancies

Have you ever wondered what month accounts for the highest number of pregnancies? The answer is different for adults and teens. According to current research, teens are more apt to conceive in the month of March; the same month as spring break trips and activities. ... read more »

Twenty Percent of Teen Mothers Already Have Children

When teen pregnancy rates are published it is commonly assumed the teens are getting pregnant for the first time, but that is not the case according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... read more »

CDC Reports Record Low Teen Birth Rate for 2010

A new report published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports teen births and C-sections are on the decline. The report is just a small part of statistics collected each year by the CDC. ... read more »

Teen Pregnancy Testing and Radiation

Emergency departments may be placing undue risk on teens who are pregnant, according to a report delivered at the American Academy of Pediatrics conference. ... read more »

Teenage Pregnancies: How to Stop the Rise

According to a national survey in the United States, pregnancies occur in 750,000 teens every year. ... read more »

Teenage Pregnancy Options for Young Mothers

When a young woman finds they are facing teenage pregnancy there are several decisions about the future they can choose from. ... read more »

Less Money Means Fewer Births

When there is less money in the economy it seems there are also fewer births. According to new research published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, birth rates are lower for 2010 than 2009 and the economy may be to blame. ... read more »

Teen Pregnancy Numbers High Despite Money for Education

Across England, teen pregnancy cases continue to rise despite money being allotted for teen pregnancy education. Research notes that the rate of teen pregnancies were 40.9 per 1,000 teens in 2006. The word "teens" is used for girls between the ages of 15 and 17.  ... read more »

Reflections of a Teenage Doula

I became a doula because I wanted to combine helping young mothers with getting experience in the field of obstetrics. I began attending births as a doula when I was 16, and given that I was so young, I focused on working with teen moms. ... read more »

Do Teen Girls Know How to Effectively Use Condoms?

Teens that have sex are increasing their risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease (STD) and few teens understand how to use the most effective barrier – condoms. This is especially true of teen girls. ... read more »

Early Sexual Activity and Early Substance Use

Experts know, based on previous research and data collection, that conduct problems are predictive of an earlier sexually active start, higher risk of pregnancy and higher risk of contracting an STD, including HIV. ... read more »

The Problem of Abstinence

One of the most pressing issues facing youth today is the constant debate regarding sex education. ... read more »

Jamie Lynn Spears Pregnant

Jamie Lynn Spears ' Pregnant at 16Mothers and fathers all over the world talk about sex with their children in hopes of teaching them to make the right decisions. ... read more »