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Teen birth rate hits historic low

The long decline in teen births, which had stalled for two years, seems to be back on track, federal health officials announced Wednesday.

By Rob Stein  | February 2, 2011; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Family Health, Kids' health, Motherhood, Parenting, Pregnancy, Reproductive Health, STDs, Sex, Teens, Women's Health  
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Modern Family: When kids walk in during sex

I cannot believe that the blogosphere is not buzzing itself silly about last night's (hilarious) episode of Modern Family, which raised the all-important question: What should parents do if their kids walk in on them during sex?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | January 20, 2011; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Family Health, Kids' health, Life's Big Questions, Parenting, Psychology, Reproductive Health, Sex, Teens  
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Some young adults with STDs say they've never had sex

Still, the authors say, the findings suggest that physicians treating teens and young adults should perhaps use lab tests to screen all those patients for STDs, as screening only those that report they've been sexually active may lead to many cases going undiagnosed and untreated -- and ready to spread to others.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | January 3, 2011; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Reproductive Health, STDs, Sex, Teens  
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Teen birth rate hits record low

As the nation continued to struggle in the recession in 2009, the rate at which U.S. women are having babies continued to fall, pushing the teen birth rate to a record low, federal officials reported Tuesday.

By Rob Stein  | December 21, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Motherhood, Pregnancy, Sex, Teens, Women's Health  
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Teen birth rates vary by state

While teen births remain a national concern, the rate at which young people are having babies varies significantly from state to state, according to a new federal report. The rate in 2008 ranged from a low of 19.8 per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 in New Hampshire to a...

By Rob Stein  | October 20, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Parenting, Reproductive Health, Sex, Teens  
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Company drops effort to develop 'pink Viagra'

Citing unsurmountable regulatory hurdles, the pharmaceutical company that's been working to develop a drug to boost women's libidos has abandoned that effort.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | October 8, 2010; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  FDA, Sex, Women's Health, drug safety  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Study reveals Americans' sexual activity, condom use, Jennifer LaRue Huget , October 4, 2010
Campaign promises bullied young gay people: 'It Gets Better', Jennifer LaRue Huget , October 1, 2010
Do abortions cause depression?, Rob Stein , September 24, 2010
New sex education data released , Rob Stein , September 15, 2010
'16 and Pregnant' in the classroom, Jennifer LaRue Huget , September 2, 2010
Sorry, ladies: Viagra for women still a fantasy, Jennifer LaRue Huget , April 19, 2010
For youthful appearance, snake oil or sex?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , April 6, 2010
Maintaining a sex life, Rob Stein , March 10, 2010
Tuning in to teen pregnancy, Jennifer LaRue Huget , January 28, 2010
Is your kid fazed by sexting?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , December 17, 2009
Coming out at midlife, Jennifer LaRue Huget , December 7, 2009
Teen girls and risky sex, Jennifer LaRue Huget , November 2, 2009
 
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