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What is a realistic way to prevent teen pregnancy?

What is a realistic way to prevent teen pregnancy?

Education: The more education teens get, the lower the pregnancy rate. They need to know about how babies are made (you'd be amazed how many don't know), how they are not made, all about birth control and all about sexually transmitted diseases. The more information they have, the less likely they are to make unplanned babies. Abstinence education, when that's all the information they get, is worthless. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How can doctors do to help prevent teen pregnancy?

How can doctors do to help prevent teen pregnancy?

Reproductive info: Doctors can educate patients about reproductive physiology, abstinence, adolescent behavior, drug & alcohol use, barrier protection, ovulation, menstrual cycle. Many things. Also self esteem, appropriate relationships and unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do you think the interventions used in schools to prevent teen pregnancy is effective?

Do you think the interventions used in schools to prevent teen pregnancy is effective?

Yes : The teenage pregnancy rate has dropped yearly since I graduated medical school in 1990.I'm sure the "interventions" in high schools are not the sole cause of this, but certainly are in part. ...Read more

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Do condoms always prevent pregnancy in teen girl?

Do condoms always prevent pregnancy in teen girl?

Not always: Condoms are a form of barrier contraception that are fairly effective. While they are very effective when used properly, by no means are they perfect at preventing pregnancy. Other forms of birth control are available. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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How does teen pregnancy affect the family?

How does teen pregnancy affect the family?

Depends: This is very dependant on the family and their individual relationships with the pregnant girl. There is no set answer. ...Read more

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What are some statistics about teen pregnancy?

What are some statistics about teen pregnancy?

>400,000 in US in 09: Cdc and us vital statistics sites offer credible information. Start here for more information on teen pregnancies in the US: http://www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy/aboutteenpreg.htm. ...Read more

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Does teen pregnancy affect their lives as woman?

Does teen pregnancy affect their lives as woman?

Absolutely: Teen mothers are much less likely to graduate from high school, graduate from college or attend graduate school. Teen mothers are less likely to earn as much money as non-teen mothers. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common cause of teen pregnancy?

You're kidding right: Teens often think it couldn't happen to them & may have a broad misunderstanding of the basics of conception, this site has frequent questions that reflect ignorance among the teens who ask if the pull out method will prevent pregnancy. Ignorance & misinformation coupled with their sense of invulnerability often lead them down this path.But it is sex that causes pregnancy, nothing else. ...Read more

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Why is sex ED a good?Way ?To keep teen pregnancy rates down?

Why is sex ED a good?Way ?To keep teen pregnancy rates down?

Sex education: Like any topic, education is the best treatment for ignorance. Cheers to you for believingt that sex education is a "good way" to prevent teen pregnancy. Discussing the details of the reproductive systems in both males and females can familiarize teenagers with their bodies and their functions so that they will know how to observe precautions. ...Read more

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What happens if you smoke and drink during a teen pregnancy?

What happens if you smoke and drink during a teen pregnancy?

Baby smokes/drinks: Cigarette smoke has been shown to reduce the eventual size of baby and accelerate the aging of the placenta, where it can reduce blood flow. The alcohol crosses into baby and turns into formaldehyde as it breaks down.It has a toxic effect on cells.Depending on the amount and timing it can produce birth defects and subtle forms of brain injury.It is likely the cause of some of the ADD/ADHD kids. ...Read more

Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Teen Pregnancy (Definition)

Teen pregnancy is a condition where a teenage female between the ages of 13 and 19 becomes pregnant. It is often associated with increased risks to the ...Read more