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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Teen Pregnancy (Overview)

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 mother and the fetus.


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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
54 doctors shared insights

Teen Pregnancy (Overview)

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 mother and the fetus.


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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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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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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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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 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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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
once
Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
once
Avoid harsh chemicals
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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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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

Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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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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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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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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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 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

Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Has anyone here witnessed a teen pregnancy delivery?

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

Dr. Payam Rafat
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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