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Just another reason to make sure contraception is easily accessible.
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Her initial school punishment was much harsher.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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. During that time, pregnancy rates for girls aged 15 to...
WASHINGTON - Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly contested Obama admi...
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 action would be to control her own weight both befor...
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 study results on teen pregnancies.Researchers who...