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It seems counterintuitive that cuts to teen-pregnancy prevention programmes should lead to fewer pregnancies, but that's what the latest research finds.
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Understanding where teens learn about sex and how that influences them can help us find ways to encourage healthy sexual behaviors, such as using condoms and birth control.
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Hillary Clinton with Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Democratic candidates support access to contraception, while candidates from the Republican Party favor policies that could severely restrict access to contraception.
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Curbing teen pregnancy rates will take more than just access to contraception.
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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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Researchers have found that access to free birth control substantially reduces unplanned pregnancy and abortion rates. The…
Women’s contraceptive options have evolved over time, but men have limited options. This could change following a new discovery.
US researchers have identified a compound that may offer the first effective and hormone-free birth control pill for men…
Using the birth control pill may reduce a woman’s bone density, according to US university researchers. Women using a pill…