Teen pregnancy and childbearing bring substantial social and economic costs through immediate and long-term impacts on teen parents and their children. In 2013, a total of 273,105 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years, for a live birth rate of 26.5 per 1,000 women in this age group. Teen pregnancy prevention is one of CDC’s top six priorities, a “winnable battle” in public health.

 
 
 
 

IUDs: Birth Control Option for Teenagers

In new guidelines, ACOG says IUDs and contraceptive implants should be considered "first-line" birth control options for teenagers.

 
 

Top 10 Tips for Parents to Guide Teen on Pregnancy

Awkward as it may be, sex education is a parent's responsibility. By reinforcing and supplementing what your teen learns in school, you can set the stage for a lifetime of healthy sexuality.

 
 

Top 10 Tips Prevent Teen Sex and Pregnancy

6th May is the 14th annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, and despite historic declines, 82 percent of adults say teen pregnancy remains an important problem, compared to other social and economic problems in their community, according to a new survey released by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

 
 

Top 10 Tips to Reduce Teen sex

Teen sex may not be wholly preventable, the health risks it involves can be reduced through communication within the family. Facts about Teens and Sex Ten percent of all 13-year-olds have had sexual intercourse.

 
 

Top 10 Energy Boosters for Teenagers

The search for a perfect body has landed teenage girls in pursuit for the "size zero" physique. In today's time the teen seems to be burdened with the pressure of heightened performance at school, college or among peers, they are left with lesser time to focus on health- nutrition & exercise.

 
 

Top 10 Teenage Health Concerns

Teenage girls experience a variety of transformations. The increased proportion of body fat in early adolescence leads to a rise in preoccupation with body image. Mid-adolescence is associated with assertion of independence, when peer groups dominate social life and risk behaviors increase.

 

Teenage Obesity on Rise: Time to Take Action

Doctors recommend consistent exercise in combination with healthy eating as the best way for growing females to lose weight safely and keep it off. Besides, gaining control over the body at a younger age helps in future years when losing extra weight gets tougher.

 
 

Teen Pregnancy Quiz ...Test Your Knowledge

Teenagers, have the power and capacity to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). There are certain facts you need to know before you begin having sex. It doesnt matter what sex or gender your partner is, you both need to be protected. If you are having sex, you can alert yourself and your partner from pregnancy, STDs, and HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus). Even if you are not having sex yet, be prepared.