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Why aren't girls very concerned about teen pregnancy around the world?

Why aren't girls very concerned about teen pregnancy around the world?

They are!: The trouble is that they have intercourse on the spur of the moment. Generally speaking, it goes back to lack of home and school discipline that seems to be steadily lapsing. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Teen pregnancy and unprotected sex mess up lives. Why don't they realize that?

Teen pregnancy and unprotected sex mess up lives. Why don't they realize that?

Momentary: Unfortunately our society has developed with a terrible lack of discipline. Adolescents are spontaneous in the "heat" of the moment and act without any thought of the potential consequences. Like you, I am old fashioned and merely an unheard voice in the wilderness. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of early teen pregnancy?

What are symptoms of early teen pregnancy?

Same as adults...: ...And may include missed periods, bloating, nausea, fatigue, tender breasts, vaginal spotting from implantation, headaches (from the surge in hormones) and lower back pain. A simple pregnancy test can more accurately detect an early pregnancy (usually by day 7);. ...Read more

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Why the us has a dropping teen pregnancy rate?

Why the us has a dropping teen pregnancy rate?

Two main factors: There is some evidence in a delay of sexual activity in some population groups while in others the use of dependable birth control methods is up. ...Read more

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What is the best way to eliminate a teen pregnancy?

What is the best way to eliminate  a teen pregnancy?

Education and access: Education of teenagers about pregnancy and its prevention and ready access to birth control are the best ways to eliminate teen pregnancies in this country. ...Read more

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Has anyone here witnessed a teen pregnancy delivery?

Yes: My first delivery as a medical student was from a 13yo. She did a lot better than some i've dealt with since.Sad that some go down this road so unprepaired. ...Read more

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Which is effective advertising against teen pregnancy?

Which is effective advertising against teen pregnancy?

Discipline: Home and school discipline is in the past. It needs a whole new look at the decadence in our society. There is no effective commercial because the kids ignore it. ...Read more

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What are the emotional effects of teen pregnancy?

What are the emotional effects of teen pregnancy?

Depression: Teens are at risk for pregnancy and postpartum depression. They often feel isolated from their friends and left out of social functions. They are also less likely to finish school or attend college than their non-pregnant friends. Teens are also more likely to experience mood swings from hormonal changes during pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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