News | Topic: Teen Pregnancy

Massachusetts Lowers Age For Abortions Without Parental Consent

Massachusetts’ legislature overrode its Republican governor’s veto of a bill on Tuesday that expanded abortion access in a variety of ways, including allowing 16-year-old girls to obtain abortions without parental consent. Read the article here.

Teen Moms At High Risk For Depression, Anxiety

As if being a teen mom isn’t hard enough, two-thirds of young mothers are grappling with at least one mental health issue, researchers say. Read the article here.

Many Teen Girls Pressured By Partners To Get Pregnant

Nearly one in eight sexually active teen girls are pressured by their partners to have unprotected sex and try to conceive when they don’t want a baby, a U.S. study suggests. Read the article here.

U.S. Birthrate Among Women In Teens, 20s Hits A 32-Year Low

Demographers and economists point to young people postponing marriage and starting families later in life, as well as lingering effects of the Great Recession, for the birthrate decline. Read the article here.

The Consequences Of Teen Motherhood Can Last For Generations

Declining rates of adolescent pregnancy come with a catch. Read the article here.

Effects Of Teenage Motherhood May Last Multiple Generations

The grandchildren of adolescent mothers have lower school readiness scores than their peers. Read the article here.

Teen Birth Control Use Up, But Unwanted Pregnancy Remains High

Today’s teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research finds. Read the article here.

The U.S. Birth Rate Hit Another New Low, And Fewer Teens Are Having Babies

The U.S. birth rate fell again in 2016, marking a new all-time low, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the article here.

Teen Birth Rate Hits Historic Low In U.S.

Teen births continue to decline in the United States, with health officials reporting a 9 percent drop from 2013 to 2014. Read the article here.

There’s Another Type Of Rural/Urban Divide In America: Teens Having Babies

Thee teen birth rate in America’s small towns is 63% higher than in its biggest cities, a new government report reveals. Read the article here.

Teens Less Likely To Get Pregnant If A Friends Has A Baby

Girls whose friends have experienced teen childbirth are less likely to get pregnant themselves, a new study suggests.

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Condoms Don’t Necessarily Help Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy

According to a new study, distribution in schools can actually increase fertility rates. Can alternative policies be more effective?

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Condoms May Increase Teen Pregnancy

A recent study shows that access to condoms in schools increases teenage fertility by ten percent. Read the full article here.

Pregnant Teenage Girls Smoking Cigarettes in Bid to Deliver Smaller Babies

Shockingly, expectant teens are more fearful of labour and having a large child rather than the health complications caused by cigarettes including higher stillbirth rates and increased risk of childhood asthma and allergies.

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Teen Birth Rates Reach Another Record Low, CDC Says

In 2015, the teen birthrate decreased to 22.3 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19, down from 24.2 births per 1,000 teens of this age group in 2014, according to the new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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New Report Shows Teen Abortions Dropping 44% As More Babies Saved From Abortion

New research released this week brought an encouraging sign to pro-lifers when it confirmed that fewer teens are having abortions in the United States.

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The Netherlands Makes A Case for Sex Ed Starting in Kindergarten

In the Netherlands, sex education (referred to as “sexuality education”) starts as young as four years old in an effort to give young people the best possible information about sex and healthy relationships. And it’s paying off: the Netherlands has one of the lowest teen pregnancy rates in the world, five times lower than the U.S. (which does not require mandatory comprehensive sex education in all states).

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The American State of Teenage Sex in Three Charts

As President Obama cuts federal funding to abstinence-only programs, STDs remain common for young adults while the teen pregnancy rate drops.

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When Teens Want To Have Children

Teen pregnancy is often talked about in the negative – and as an accident. But what about when teens set out to start a family early intentionally?

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The Teen Birth Rate Is Now At an All-Time Low

According to new federal data, the teen birth rate has hit a new record low.

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