Can the IUD Revolution Come to the Bible Belt?
Cogdill heard about a project in St. Louis that offered free LARCs to teen girls and cut pregnancy and abortion rates to a quarter the rate typically seen among sexually active teens. Though the devices should be fully covered by most insurance plans ...
Study: Today's Teens Are Having Less Sex Than Their Parents Did
41.2 percent of teens said they had lost their virginity, down from 54.1 percent in 1991, the first year the government conducted the survey. The total percentage of sexually active teens has fallen from 37.9 percent in 1991 to 30.1 percent in the 2016 ...
Teen Birthrate Plunges To Historic Low
Instead, a steady increase in contraceptive use kept sexually active teens from becoming parents. A shift in national policy has helped break historic barriers to teens' access to contraception. A total of 28 states now have laws that require health ...
This Research Reveals the Real Side Effects of Sexting, Harassment, and Self-Objectification
While Orenstein may not give a full picture of the landscape—she jumps from extremes between very sexually active teens to purity-ring-wearers (whose behaviors she dismisses as almost as insidious as the former, for tying one's identity to their ...
Report: Mesa County sees more pregnant teens than state average
"Since we do have a higher number of sexually active teens when compared to the state of Colorado, we do have to think about the consequences,” said Jeff Kuhr with the Mesa County Health Department. "With males, we see sexual activity really spike in ...
Risky Sex Is Fastest-Growing Health Concern for Young People
"Access to contraception for unmarried sexually active teenagers is highly problematic in many parts of the world." Unsurprisingly, education is the number one factor in helping to keep young people safe—and we're not just talking about teaching young ...
She was a teen mom. Here's where she is eight years later.
The most recent statistics indicate that 47 percent of high school students have had sex, and 41 percent of sexually active teenagers didn't use a condom the last time they did. Coley was one who ended up pregnant. Coley fled from the room, her tears ...
Confidential Sexual Health Care is Key for Off-Radar NYC Teens
As such, it serves as a model for reaching the 78 percent of sexually active teen girls who aren't getting screened. “Without confidentiality policies, teens who don't have a reliable service provider whom they trust will not seek services and care ...
Many Sexually Active Teens Avoid HIV Testing
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all 16- to 18-year-olds be screened for HIV, but many balk at being tested, said Falmouth pediatricianKira Grant Edwards, DO. She said her sexually active teen patients resist for fear their parents might ...
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Plan for Poorer Countries to Fund HIV Response Raises Concerns
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In Zimbabwe, four out of 10 sexually active girls aged 15-19 reported taking an HIV test in the last 12 months. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS. UNITED NATIONS, Apr 11 2016 (IPS) - Calls for low and middle income countries to contribute an additional 6.1 ...