It’s hard to write a brief post on something as complicated on teens having and raising children! Your story will be different than anyone else’s, and your experience unique. However, I think the following 8 points are good ones to consider when your teen tells you they are thinking about becoming a parent.
One option for pregnant teens is to bear the pregnancy to term, have the baby, and put it up for adoption. 2-3% of teens who are pregnant choose this route. However, the term “adoption” is not as simple as it used to be; there are different types of adoptions available. In this post, we’ll explore resources, basic information, and options for you and your teen to consider.
February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to promote HIV prevention, testing, and treatment among African Americans in the United States.
Pregnant teens have three options when they are pregnant: They can terminate the pregnancy, or they can carry the pregnancy to term and either raise the child or arrange for an adoption. No matter what happens, this is a decision and a time your teen will always remember. You’ll remember it, too.
By Jen Brown, RN From Seattle Children’s Teenology 101 weblog Male teenagers who are involved in a teen pregnancy often don’t get much attention. And yet while the young woman bears the physical effects, a pregnancy takes two people. If your teen son is involved in a pregnancy, his reaction may surprise you. He may be expecting to [...]
Finding out that your teen is pregnant, or has gotten somebody pregnant, is usually quite a shock. There are some situations and cultures in which you’re not shocked, and may be okay with the news, in which case your path will be easier.
In this second article from her series on teens, sex and the risk of sexually transmitted infections, Seattle Children’s physician Dr. Yolanda Evans talks about gonorrhea.
This this first article of a series on sexually transmitted infections in teens, Seattle Children’s Dr. Yolanda Evans begins by first talking about teens and sexuality. “As teens,” she writes, “we start to discover who we are attracted to and what we are looking for in a partner. We also start to experiment with relationships . . .
More than 40 lawsuits have been filed by religious organizations and businesses challenging the health reform law’s requirement that employers offer insurance that covers contraception. The mandate, the plaintiffs say, is an assault on religious freedom.
Pediatricians’ Group Shifts In Favor Of Circumcision – Los Angeles Times
Romney Touts Massachusetts Health Reform – Politico
Affordable Care Act Driving Mergers – Washington Post
GOP Sidetracked By Abortion Details – Politico
When it comes to prostate cancer, there’s a lot of confusion about how to prevent it, find it early and the best way – or even whether – to treat it. Here two scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to help men separate fact from fiction.
One of the most important recent advances in women’s health is a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), writes Valley Medical Center pediatrician Dr. Monica Richter.
The Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbrith (GAPPS) repository will store specimens from pregnant women that researchers from around the world can use to study both normal and abnormal pregnancies.
Mothers-to-be can reduce the risk their children will be be harmed by environmental toxins by takings simple steps to avoid exposure to certain chemicals before they conceive and during their pregnancies.