Navigation Links
Decade of Decline in U.S. Teen Pregnancies Ends
Date:1/26/2010

Experts concerned about possible trend reversal

TUESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- After more than a decade of decline, the U.S. teen pregnancy rate increased 3 percent in 2006, which led to a 4 percent rise in teen births and a 1 percent increase in teen abortions, a new study shows.

Between 1990 and 2005, there was a 41 percent decline in pregnancies among females aged 15 to 19 -- from a peak of 116.9 pregnancies per 1,000 girls to 69.5 per 1,000. Between 1991 and 2005, births among teen girls decreased 35 percent, while teen abortions declined 56 percent between 1988 and 2005.

However, all three trends reversed in 2006, said the report from the Guttmacher Institute, which focuses on sexual and reproductive health research, public education and policy.

In 2006, the pregnancy rate among teen girls was 71.5 per 1,000, or about 7 percent. Among the other findings:

  • Among black teen girls, the pregnancy rate decreased 45 percent (from 223.8 per 1,000 in 1990 to 122.7 in 2005), before rising to 126.3 per 1,000 in 2006.
  • Among Hispanic teen girls, the pregnancy rate declined 26 percent (from 169.7 per 1,000 in 1992 to 124.9 in 2005), before increasing to 126.6 per 1,000 in 2006.
  • Among non-Hispanic white teen girls, the pregnancy rate decreased 50 percent (from 86.6 per 1,000 in 1990 to 43.3 per 1,000 in 2005), before rising to 44.0 per 1,000 in 2006.

The much greater decline in the pregnancy rate among black teens resulted in the disappearance of the long-standing gap between blacks and Hispanics. However, there's still a large gap between whites and girls of color, the study said.

State level data for 2006 aren't available, but varied widely in 2005. New Mexico (93 per 1,000), Nevada (90), Arizona (89), Texas (88) and Mississippi (85) had the highest teen pregnancy rates, while the lowest rates were in New Hampshire (33), Vermont (40), North Dakota (
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Pelosi Statement on New Report That Health Reform Will Create 4 Million More Jobs Over the Next Decade
2. Biggest Medical Breakthroughs and Milestones of the Last Decade Broadcast on SIRIUS XMs Doctor Radio Channel
3. Narconon Salutes Its 1,200 Staff Worldwide on 13,000 Lives Saved This Last Decade
4. Breast-Feeding Can Help Moms Heart Decades Later
5. Obesity Rates Will Continue to Increase, Drive Health Care Costs in New Jersey in Next Decade, According to New Study
6. Childhood cancer survivors experience suicidal thoughts decades after diagnosis
7. Increasing Health Center Capacity by 20 Million Patients Could Save More Than $200 Billion Over the Next Decade
8. UTSA Dean George Perry co-edits textbook chronicling four decades of Alzheimers research
9. U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms 2006 Lower Court Ruling That Tobacco Companies Committed Fraud for Five Decades and Lied About the Dangers of Smoking
10. Statement by American Legacy Foundation(R): Findings of Decades of Massive Fraud by Tobacco Industry Upheld in U.S. Court of Appeals
11. BD Extends Decade-Long Support for UNICEFs Campaign to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... The Advocator Group, LLC is ... Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness ... organization that hosts hundreds of community walks throughout the ... used to help understand and prevent suicide through not ... well. , The Advocator Group shares this passion ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Zereana Jess-Huff, a 34-year-old mother, ... 2014 on a platform to think outside the bra. She ... her position to raise awareness about women’s other lady parts. ... cancer. You say the color pink and everybody knows what ... a fact that it has not been won when it ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Myoderm announced today the ... their CentralSource service. Matthew will play ... drug sourcing, distribution, and management service for international ... of industry experience, in both business development and ... their international success to help clients manage their ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Final Cut Pro X Plugin developers ... Citrus theme for FCPX filmmakers . , “Fun, cool, ... the Citrus theme” Says Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film ... professional.” , Citrus comes with all the tools needed for ... four transitions for added style, a title screen for an ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Maryland, USA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... to track interventions? Here comes a wonderful app Metassessor ... mobile app development company helped its client “Intervention ... more efficiently. The app is designed for iOS 4.3 ... iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness 2Health News:The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness 3Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 2Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 3Health News:Myoderm Hires Matthew Voicheck to Lead Turnkey Drug Sourcing Service 2Health News:Today Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of the Citrus theme for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 3
... BETHESDA, Md. (May 1, 2009) − Medical science took ... that, at least temporarily, perform the function of vital ... machine and renal dialysis, require the blood to be ... known as extracorporeal circulation (EC) and have provided critical ...
... in the May 1 issue of the journal SLEEP ... more likely to suffer from significant sleep disturbances at 2 ... of the study are of particular importance, as sleep disturbances ... depression in childhood. , Results indicate that infants ...
... who are wounded in combat as the result of a ... develop an abnormality known as heterotopic ossification. In this condition, ... near a fracture or other bone injury. New research conducted ... helping to pave the way for a better understanding of ...
... President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) today announced ... Autism (ASD) & Related Disorders which will build ... the three-year California Legislative Blue Ribbon ... by Steinberg and ended in November 2008. ...
... (NYSE: BKD ) announced today that it plans to ... on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. The Company has also scheduled ... 2009 at 10:00 AM ET. The conference call can be ... 634-9069 (from outside of the U.S.) ten minutes prior to the ...
... news updates, features live, daily call-in shows hosted by world-class ... Ten Swine Flu FAQs at www.sirius.com/doctorradio , NEW ... (Nasdaq: SIRI ) has begun regular live updates ... health and medical channel powered by NYU Langone Medical Center. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Chemical can reproduce complications for some patients 2Health News:Chemical can reproduce complications for some patients 3Health News:Chemical can reproduce complications for some patients 4Health News:Chemical can reproduce complications for some patients 5Health News:Maternal depression is associated with significant sleep disturbance in infants 2Health News:Injured Marines at risk for abnormal bone growth 2Health News:Steinberg Announces Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders 2Health News:Brookdale Announces First Quarter 2009 Release and Earnings Call 2Health News:Swine Flu Epidemic Reported on by Doctors on SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio Channel 2Health News:Swine Flu Epidemic Reported on by Doctors on SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio Channel 3Health News:Swine Flu Epidemic Reported on by Doctors on SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio Channel 4Health News:Swine Flu Epidemic Reported on by Doctors on SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio Channel 5Health News:Swine Flu Epidemic Reported on by Doctors on SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio Channel 6
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014 With ... Medical Affairs function has come across several challenges ... efficiently and managing globalization.  The ... LLC is dedicated to providing benchmarking and best ... Affairs Consortium is a service composed of three ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... 2014  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today ... M.D., president of Gladstone Institutes and Gladstone,s Robert W. ... "We are pleased to welcome Dr. Sandy Williams ... Bradway , chairman and chief executive officer of Amgen. ... and his direct experience in our industry will both ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets  has ... Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, 2014-2018" ... on the 2013 version, this update Report provides ... industry and the relevant effect in recent three ... segmentations. Moreover, it analyzes Chinese private-owned hemodialysis services. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Early Key Findings from the Medical Affairs Consortium Research 2Amgen Announces Appointment Of R. Sanders Williams To Board Of Directors 2Amgen Announces Appointment Of R. Sanders Williams To Board Of Directors 3Research and Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, 2014-2018 2Research and Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, 2014-2018 3
... Improve Quality, Reduce Hospital Stays-PHILADELPHIA, April 21 ... United States are hospitalized each year for urinary ... variability across hospitals in treatment and outcomes.The findings ... potential waste in the healthcare system and to ...
... ImQuest BioSciences and Arisyn Therapeutics jointly announced today ... Institutes of Health to support the development of ... hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. ImQuest scientists ... action of ATI-0810 (Formerly PG301029) and a series ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Hospital Care Varies Greatly for Children with Urinary Tract Infections 2Hospital Care Varies Greatly for Children with Urinary Tract Infections 3ImQuest BioSciences Receives Phase I SBIR Grant to Develop a Novel Hepatitis C Virus Therapeutic Agent 2
The Nine West Eyewear collection is positioned to present today's styles with a sharp, edgy contemporary attitude tied into a clean design element....
Inquire...
Inquire...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: