Report Hints Zika Can Spread Through Oral Sex

June 3, 2016

A new report from France suggests that the Zika virus can be transmitted through oral sex.

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Continues to Fall, Hits New Record Low

June 2, 2016

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The number of babies born to American teenaged girls fell another 8 percent in 2015, reaching a new record low.
According to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, moms aged 15 to 19 accounted for about 22 of every 1,000 live births in 2015 […]

Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study

May 4, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Girls as young as 14 have boyfriends who’ve pressured them to become pregnant, sabotaged their birth control, or otherwise tried to control their reproductive health, a new study finds.
The study was small, surveying 77 sexually experienced high school girls in New York City. But researchers […]

Teen Birth Rate Hits a Record Low in U.S.

April 29, 2016

The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low.

Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada

April 25, 2016

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A Canadian program to prevent pregnancy in women who are taking the acne drug isotretinoin is failing because many women do not follow the program’s recommendations, a new study finds.
Isotretinoin increases the risk of birth defects and miscarriages, the researchers explained. First marketed as Accutane, isotretinoin is now […]

New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls

April 22, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A growing interest among teenaged girls in plastic surgery on their breasts or genitals has prompted a leading ob/gyn group to recommend that doctors first talk to these young women about “normal” sexual development.
“Our membership has been telling us this is coming up more […]

Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study

April 10, 2016

SUNDAY, April 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The cost of health care that could save the lives of millions of children and their mothers every year would be less than $5 per person, researchers report.
The money would expand basic health services — such as birth control, nutritional supplements and medication to treat serious illnesses such […]

Scientists Spot ‘Switch’ That Helps Sperm Penetrate Egg

March 29, 2016

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The “switch” that triggers the sudden tail whip that sperm use to penetrate and fertilize an egg has been pinpointed by researchers.
The finding could help identify a possible cause of male infertility. And, the study authors suggested, the switch could be a potential target for new contraceptives that […]

Birth Control Pills Linked to Fewer Severe Knee Injuries in Teen Girls

March 23, 2016

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teen girls who take birth control pills may be less likely to seriously injure their knees than those who don’t take the pill, a new study suggests.
“Young athletes currently use birth control pills for various reasons, including more predictable cycles and lighter periods,” said study author Aaron Gray, […]

Condom Use Falls When Teen Girls Opt for IUDs vs. The Pill

March 14, 2016

MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — High school girls who use long-acting contraception — such as IUDs or implants — are less likely to focus on condom use than girls who are on the Pill, a new study finds.
Experts say the finding shows that many young women aren’t paying enough attention to […]


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