Mississippi has the highest teen birthrate in the nation while New Hampshire has the lowest, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, following up on a report that found the incidence of pregnancy among U.S. teens was falling.
New research reveals the surprising economics behind the high U.S. teen birth rates, and why Texas teens are giving birth at triple the rate of Massachusetts youth: high income inequality and low opportunity cost.
Public schools in the United States are making "little progress" in expanding instruction in how to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, a new federal study concluded.
Many women do not fully appreciate the consequences of delaying motherhood, and expect that assisted reproductive technologies can reverse their aged ovarian function, Yale researchers reported in a study published in a recent issue of Fertility and Sterility.
For children with autism, being born several weeks early or several weeks late tends to increase the severity of their symptoms, according to new research out of Michigan State University.
Women who eat a low-fat, fiber-rich diet in the year leading up to pregnancy are less likely to give birth to babies with birth defects, according to new study.
Women who get pregnant while dieting are putting their child at risk of obesity or type 2 diabetes in later life, according to a new study.
Contrary to old studies that women carried sexual fantasies only once in a while, a more accurate study conducted by the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, says that women happen to have more sexual imagination during their ovulation.
A paper by neuroscientists at the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College suggests that ingestion of components of afterbirth or placenta -- placentophagia -- may offer benefits to human mothers and perhaps to non-mothers and males.
Many U.S. pharmacies may give teen girls incorrect information over the phone about whether they can get the morning-after pill - taken to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex - without a prescription, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, have presented evidence that early growth predicts the size, mineralisation, shape and strength of the hip bone in childhood. The presentation was made at the European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis (IOF-ECCEO12) which took place in Bordeaux, France from March 21-24, 2012.
The wife of a U.S. Army sergeant accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians this month said she does not believe her husband could have carried out the massacre and that she was confident he was fine before his latest deployment.
Mothers’ exposure to air pollutants during pregnancy can cause behavioral problems in the child, a new study led by Dr Frederica Perera, Director of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, says.
Antidepressants during pregnancy could effect a baby's head and body size, according to a new study. The study, published in the March 5 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers examined the health of nearly 7,700 pregnant women and the babies, and determined 99 women used selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).
Envision this: Urban teenage girls embracing a future dominated by personal success. Ruby Taylor, an entrepreneur, author, and social worker based in Lancaster, Pa., says it can happen