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Doctor insights on: Preventive Measures For Teenage Pregnancy

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What's the best way to prevent teenage pregnancy?

What's the best way to prevent teenage pregnancy?

See below: Abstinence is the best thing. If not use of condoms and birth control pills. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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What are some teenage pregnancy prevention organizations besides gcap?

What are some teenage pregnancy prevention organizations besides gcap?

Teen pregnancy prev.: There are planned parenthood clinics all over california, there must be similar ones in other states as well. ...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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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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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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Teenage pregnancy advice?

Teenage pregnancy advice?

Best advice: Is to not get pregnant. If pregnant then see an obstetrician and follow their guidelines to have a healthy baby! (I do not advise getting vaccines while pregnant, but that is your decision). Eat well, lots fresh fruits and veggies, do your best to stay calm and not get stressed and enjoy. ...Read more

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Latest infographs regarding teenage pregnancy in n america?

Latest infographs regarding teenage pregnancy in n america?

Online search?: Have you tried on-line search engine to find that info? Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you think about teenage pregnancy and parenting?

What do you think about teenage pregnancy and parenting?

See below: Should be avoided. Having children is a big responsibility. Teenagers are not ready to assume the responsibility. Children are a life time commitment, not a momentary fad. ...Read more

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How teenage drinking leads to teenage pregnancy and a difficult life?

How teenage drinking leads to teenage pregnancy and a difficult life?

Obvious: It increases the desire but decreases the performance, including judgement. ...Read more

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How teenage drinking can lead to teenage pregnancy and how can that lead to a difficult life?

How teenage drinking can lead to teenage pregnancy and how can that lead to a difficult life?

Obvious: Alcohol is said to "increase the desire but decrease the performance". A "difficult life" is self imposed and is a consequence of unexamined actions. We stare at the obvious and ignore it because, like the ancient romans, we are rapidly becoming ruled by hedonism. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of teenage pregnancy?

What is the main cause of teenage pregnancy?

Irresponsible behavi: Many teenagers cannot see the long-term consequences of their actions at the moment. Ignorance about how one gets pregnant is responsible for many of the pregnancies. A general feeling of "it won't happen to me "can also be put as responsible. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on teenage pregnancy?

What are your thoughts on teenage pregnancy?

Problems: Teenage pregnancy's account for a growing proportion of pregnancies in the north east. It is a difficult time for the girl who is now a unready mother and a difficult environment for a baby to grow in. Not all teenage pregnancies tend to have a negative outcome. However, given the absence of a social, financial structure confounded by the absence of the father, it is a challenging time. ...Read more

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Why is teenage pregnancy more common than it used to be?

Why is teenage pregnancy more common than it used to be?

Teen pregnancy rates: Have been declining for the past twenty years, and the U.S. Teen birth rate was the lowest ever in 2010 (last data available). But the U.S. Rate is one of the highest among industrialized nations. Comprehensive sex education and easily available effective birth control lowers teen pregnancy rates. Abstinence-only programs do not work. ...Read more

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What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

See below: Depression is one risk for teenage pregnancy. The young mother, may not feel prepared, and there maybe a lack of support from family members, and friends. The teenage mother will have to learn how to juggle motherhood and school. ...Read more

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What do you think about teenage pregnancy and abortions?

Political question: Not strictly a medical question. Teenage pregnancy should not occur in the first place. If it does occur then they are stuck with it and a heavy responsibility falls on the unprepared shoulders of the adolescent parents and their families. ...Read more

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Is it true that cheerleaders increase the rate of teenage pregnancy?

Is it true that cheerleaders increase the rate of teenage pregnancy?

NO: Cheerleaders do not increase the rate of teenage pregnancy. Unprotected sex in teenagers does. Lets not unfairly blame a group of athletes for a societal problem. ...Read more

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Why do you think teenage pregnancy is such a high rate? Are pediatricians addressing this?

Why do you think teenage pregnancy is such a high rate? Are pediatricians addressing this?

Disciplined: It is the job of parents and school to provide old fashioned discipline, not the pediatrician's job. It is all part of the decadence that is creeping into our culture. ...Read more

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What is your view on teenage pregnancy as a doctor?

What is your view on teenage pregnancy as a doctor?

The more stable a: Family unit, the better for the baby. Having children oneself when one is still in need of a lot of support and growth is difficult. If a family is in that situation, as much support as possible is best. Avoiding the situation is best. ...Read more

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Informatic on teen pregnancy!?

Informatic on teen pregnancy!?

Many placed: Most of the school systems have wonderful programs to teach and assist teens to prevent pregnancy and also to support them through pregnancies. ...Read more

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What's the risk of death during a teenage pregnancy?

What's the risk of death during a teenage pregnancy?

Low, but not zero: But by definition a teen pregnancy is high risk, so see your OB asap. ...Read more

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How does teenage pregnancy affect someone's overall health?

How does teenage pregnancy affect someone's overall health?

I think that: Teenage pregnancy impacts more on a teen's mental health than their physical health. Although they can conceive and carry a pregnancy 2 term, if followed by an ObGyn, most teens are not emotionally mature enough or prepared 2 B parents. Teens who decide 2 go ahead and have a baby need emotional support, financial and educational assistance 2 deal with parenthood. ...Read more

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Why do you think teenage pregnancy rates are going down in us now?

Why do you think teenage pregnancy rates are going down in us now?

See below: Better education and awareness of teenage pregnancy and its consequences. Freer access to otc birth control methods. ...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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Is teen pregnancy a problem in the world?

Is teen pregnancy a problem in the world?

Yes: People becoming pregnant before they have the ability to care adequately for the child is a worldwide problem. ...Read more

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What is the percent of teen pregnancy in us?

What is the percent of teen pregnancy in us?

Very high: Out of wedlock births are currently exceeding those in marriage. Many of the babies are born premature and are very expensive to save. Alas, this appears to be a rot in our society that indicates a general lack of discipline while growing up. Are we any different than the ancient romans? We all know that the root of the fall of the empire was hedonism ...Read more

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What do you think of teen pregnancy outcomes?

What do you think of teen pregnancy outcomes?

Common question: The number of babies born out of wedlock in the U.S. Exceeds the number born legitimately. This is an appalling comment on the discipline that prevails in our society. ...Read more

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Why does the us have such a high teen pregnancy?

Why does the us have such a high teen pregnancy?

No education/access: Lack of good education regarding pregnancy, its prevention and effects on a young person coupled with lack of access to birth control lead to our high teen pregnancy rate. ...Read more

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Are my 1950s views about teen pregnancy outdated?

Are my 1950s views about teen pregnancy outdated?

Not at all: I share your views. The worst part of it all is the birth of so many illegitimate children. Prematurity has sky rocketed and all because of a moment of pleasure! How selfish can we be? ...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

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