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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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Dr. William Singer
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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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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

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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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Why don't doctors encourage mass vasectomy programs for young men to prevent teenage pregnancy?

Why don't doctors encourage mass vasectomy programs for young men to prevent teenage pregnancy?

Your kidding right ?: Reversal of this procedure,even with the best surgeons, is unsuccessful in a significant number of cases. To be helpful, the age group from 14-30 would be the primary target.Parents would not agree to do so for the teens, and the young adults would run the other way if approached. In short we can't get dog owners to neuter their pets, and we wouldn't get any takers for this idea either. ...Read more

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How can we stop teen pregnancy? Preach abstinence?

How can we stop teen pregnancy? Preach abstinence?

Not very effective.: Sort of like telling people not to eat or breathe. Sex is one of the major human needs and most people want to satisfy the need. There are some who will abstain but they seem to be the minority. ...Read more

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How do you get medical coverage for teen pregnancy?

How do you get medical coverage for teen pregnancy?

Depends on location: Most of the us has at least prenatal coverage through state health insurance. Be sure to check for this. ...Read more

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How do we stop the teen pregnancy problem at our school?

How do we stop the teen pregnancy problem at our school?

Cannot: Can only try to decrease the incidence through good education and communication. ...Read more

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How does drug/alcohol use result in teen pregnancy?

How does drug/alcohol use result in teen pregnancy?

Alcohol and drugs: Disinhibit us humans. This means that we will do things when high that we would never do sober! ...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?

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?

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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Do you think youtube and movies nowadays make teen pregnancy look fun?

Do you think youtube and movies nowadays make teen pregnancy look fun?

NO: The statistics are frightening since there are more babies born out of wedlock than in marriage. It is serious business and never "fun". ...Read more

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Questions about teen pregnancy? If I am 16 am I required to pay child support?

Questions about teen pregnancy? If I am 16 am I required to pay child support?

Judge will decide !: Brace yourself for some changes in your lifestyle. If you are old enough to father a child the state you live in may decide to hold you accountable for a number of things.On the one hand, the state grants u certain parental rights & in tern requires you to execute them responsibly. If you & the mother can get along, the process may go smoothly. If u don't, plan to get a lawyer & have a bumpy ride. ...Read more

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Was there a significant change in teen pregnancy in america immediately after 2005?

Was there a significant change in teen pregnancy in america immediately after 2005?

No: It appears that overall teen pregnancy rates are dropping. While they are still too high, and the year after 2005 they did increase, in the years after that the rate has contrinued to fall. ...Read more

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Health site help: what is effective against teen pregnancy?

Health site help: what is effective against teen pregnancy?

Abstinence: This sounds too obvious but we are failing to teach our young that they need a sense of responsibility for fhe consequence of their actions. Unfortunately it is the lack of discipline in home and school, the seeds of ultimate decline in our culture! if it sounds old fashioned, it is the philosophy of the ages and still good. ...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

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How is teen pregnancy a problem in the world? Many are married.

How is teen pregnancy a problem in the world? Many are married.

Maturity: Marriage does not guarantee good parenting. If genuine love rather than raw sex is present, it can work. If it is a "one night stand" and a child results, it is a hellish problem and there are far too many out of wedlock kids today that do create problems for our society as a whole. ...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