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Curbing teen pregnancy rates will take more than just access to contraception. Image of pregnant women via Coffeemill/www.shutterstock.com

How to bring the teen pregnancy rate down

Teen pregnancy is a public health problem in the United States. According to 2010 estimates, girls aged 15-19 years accounted for 614,000 pregnancies in the US. An additional 11,000 pregnancies were recorded…

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Free contraception lowers abortion rate

Researchers have found that access to free birth control substantially reduces unplanned pregnancy and abortion rates. The…

Birth control pill shrinks bones

Using the birth control pill may reduce a woman’s bone density, according to US university researchers. Women using a pill…