Does Obesity in Teens Lead to a Higher Pregnancy Risk?

Parents are rejoicing after a recent CDC report revealed that the teen pregnancy rate is dropping. Pregnancy has always been one of the scariest teen issues that parents could possibly face. While the drop in rates is a great thing, we aren’t out of the woods just yet. Teen pregnancy isn’t an issue that you should ever get apathetic about. The United States still has more teen pregnancies than most other developed countries. Teen Pregnancy: Is Your Daughter at Risk? Studies have found that both mental illness and obesity places teen girls at...

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16 and Pregnant

Do Shows Like 16 and Pregnant Affect Our Kids? When MTV first launched “16 and Pregnant,” a television show that documents teenage pregnancy, no one had any idea how popular the concept would become. It has since inspired multiple versions of the spinoff show “Teen Mom” and has a strong following across the country. Many believe that the show is good for young people. Others argue that it’s actually portraying an unrealistic view of teen parenting due to the large paycheck and celebrity status the mothers receive. What’s the truth? Are...

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Teenage Pregnancy Facts: Start a Discussion Today

Are you up to date on the latest teenage pregnancy facts? Actually looking at the statistics can be scary, but you’ll do a better job discussing safe sex with your teens if you’re aware of the truth. 1. How Many Teens are Actually Getting Pregnant? Statistics show that almost 750,000 teens get pregnant in America each year. That amounts to three out of every 10 girls, one of the highest rates out of any country in the western world. Between 1991 and 2005, the rate of teen pregnancies went down a bit, but according to a 2007 CDC report, it has...

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Your Teen has an STD: Now What?

Teen STD You talked with your teen about safe sex and the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, and you thought your advice would be listened to. Instead, your teen made a serious mistake and has now been diagnosed with an STD. Where do you go from here? 1. Provide Emotional Support Depending on the seriousness of the disease, your teen may be quite upset after the diagnosis. Anger and defensiveness is normal, especially if your teen was infected thanks to a cheating lover or some other situation that wasn’t his or her fault. No matter who...

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Teen Pregnacy in the Modern World: A Declining yet Still-Serious Problem

Teen Pregnancy These days, it’s great to hear some good news for a change, especially when that news has to do with the health and happiness of our teenagers. Teen pregnancy is beginning to decline in America, which is indeed wonderful to learn. However, this doesn’t mean that it isn’t still a serious problem. If you want your teens to stay on the right path, you will need to keep communication open and encourage safe sex. Television Has More of an Effect That You Might Think If you’re concerned that your...

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Pregnancy in Teenage girls

I am always talking to parents about the control they think they have over their teenagers.  The bottom line is they have none. If a teen wants to do something, they will find a way to do it, whether their parents tell them to do it or not. This is why I work with the teen on empowering her because she has the control over what she is doing, so you might as well start teaching her how to use the power she already has.   It’s an illusion parents, to think you have the control, so the sooner you start preparing your teen to use the...

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