Wednesday, May 7, 2008

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Today, May 7th, 2008, has been deemed National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. According to the web site, "Despite hitting the lowest level in 30 years, 31% of teenage girls get pregnant at least once before they reach age 20."

The issue of teen pregnancy isn't always the social issue - there's also the physical component of teen pregnancy. Teens pregnancies have a higher rate of problems because they often don't get the prenatal care that would promote a healthy pregnancy.

According to the March of Dimes, "
A baby born to a teenage mother is at higher risk for certain serious problems and death than a baby born to an older mother. Babies of teenage mothers are more likely to die in the first year of life than babies of women in their twenties and thirties. The risk is highest for babies of the mothers under age 15."

Today on Help My Hurt:

Preventing injuries on the golf course
Teens with headaches at higher risk of smoking
Foot injuries put celebs on crutches
Botox effective for some painful disorders, not others
Painless pain-med injections
More research: antidepressants could ease bowel disease
Long-term ibuprofen use may affect development of Alzheimer’s disease

News for Today:

Risk of death from smoking reduces after quitting
Supplements don't reduce risk of heart problems
Women at Greater Risk Than Men of Comorbid Depression and Panic Disorder
Women and heart attack: Study finds failure to recognize symptoms, failure to treat appropriately
Teens think they have asthma under control, but benefit from new approach to treatment
Frequent weight loss may weaken men's bones

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hello Marijke Durning,

I'm Matthew Llamas a college student at CSUN and during this semester
I worked on a song and music video that touches on the subject of teen
pregnancy. My artist name is ManAce and the song is titled HardTimes.
I found your blog and thought my project is connected to what you are
writing about.

The song is about hard times in life in general but the story is
specifically about a teenage girl who makes the mistake of young
pregnancy and her parents dealing with it. Hope you enjoy the video
and maybe it can help as a visual for the messages you blog about.

Here is a youtube or myspace link of the video. Any feedback would be great.

Thank you for your time and have a great day.

-Matthew Llamas