Teen Pregnancy

School Defends Decision To Ban Teen From Grad Because She's Pregnant

HuffPost Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.26.2017 | Canada Parents

Her initial school punishment was much harsher.

What's The Best Age To Become A Mom?

Megan Howarth | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Megan Howarth

Confident, successful and amazing 20- to 40-something women can all that agree when it comes to having babies, we're all wondering the same things. Having babies earlier, or waiting a bit later -- what's best?

The Thin Red Line: Family Planning In Fragile Places

World Vision | Posted 05.14.2017 | Canada Impact
World Vision

Pregnancy during war, natural disaster, or economic collapse isn't simply a time of joy and wonder; it's often tainted with anxiety and fear. For these women, it's more like nine months of holding the thin red line of courage against almost impossible odds. The strength and resilience needed to do this is astounding.

New Global Focus Placed on Reducing Anemia in Adolescent Girls

Marion Roche | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Impact
Marion Roche

Reducing anemia in adolescents is often motivated by efforts and interests to improve maternal and newborn health for pregnant adolescents. However, when we truly understand the consequences of anemia throughout a woman's life, the benefits of reducing it to improve adolescent school performance and productivity at work cannot be ignored.

Most Parents Support the New Sex Ed Curriculum - With Good Reason

Marika Morris | Posted 05.07.2016 | Canada Living
Marika Morris

The misinformation about the new curriculum rivals the inaccuracies kids get about sex from their friends and our culture. Some parents are convinced that their kids will be asked to touch themselves at school. The actual curriculum stresses respecting yourself and respecting others. If you oppose it, fine. At least know what you are opposing. Parents are entitled to pass on their religious or moral beliefs to their kids, but they are not entitled to pass on their religious or moral beliefs to my child. By trying to force the Ontario government to yank the evidence-based, updated portions of the health curriculum for all Ontario kids, they are trying to prevent the majority who support this initiative from benefiting from it. And that's wrong.

Teen Pregnancies Make Huge Jump In This Province

CBC | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Living

New numbers on teen pregnancy rates in New Brunswick show the province had the biggest jump in the number of pregnancies between 2006 and 2010. ...

New Study On Free Birth Control Shows Drastic Change In Abortions, Teen Birth Rate

CP | Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press | Posted 12.04.2012 | Canada Living

WASHINGTON - Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly antic...

Gaining Weight Could Mean A Bigger Baby, Mothers Warned

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - If an expectant mother hopes to limit her chances of giving birth to an abnormally large baby, new research suggests her wisest course of ac...

Explanation For Peak In Teen Pregnancies

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada

KINGSTON, Ont. - Parents may want to recap discussions of the birds and the bees with their high school students prior to spring break in light of new...