Category 'Pregnancy and Teens'

When a teen decides that they wish to become sexually active, protecting themselves from teenage pregnancy should be of extreme importance. Despite what some may say, a female can become pregnant at any time of the month, again, any time. Also, even though some people may say so, using the ‘withdraw’ method is not a form of birth control. Sperm can enter into a female long before ejaculation happens. People who are engaging in sex must use a method that is proven to be effective. Condoms are not 100% effective, but can be a good choice. Likewise, it is best if the female communicates with her parents and/or doctor and takes birth control medication. If a pregnancy does occur, it is vitally important for teens to tell their parents. This is a responsibility that a teen should never try to handle. For the health of the expecting mother and the baby, healthcare is very important from the beginning of the pregnancy to the end. If a teen is afraid and tries to hide the pregnancy, it is a huge mistake. Help is everywhere and not be afraid to ask.

Pregnancy FAQ

The following is a list of some common questions that we have been asked by teenagers. Please read through the list of questions to see if any are similar to your own.
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How To Tell Your Parents

No teenage girl wants to have to tell her parents that she is pregnant and no parent of a teenage girl wants to hear that news. Still, if you are a pregnant teenager, it is important to tell your parents and allow them to help you through the experience. This article offers some ideas about how to tell your parents that you are pregnant. Continue reading

Possible Pregnancy Complications

It is estimated that thirty-four percent of teenage girls become pregnant before their twentieth birthday. This results in over eight-hundred thousand pregnancies a year. Motherhood is a scary concept for any teenage girl to face. Teenage pregnancy is not only hard on the teen’s body but also on their psyche. This can lead to several pregnancy complications that can cause grave side-effects to the developing child.
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PPD – You Should Cope With It

Nearly eight in every ten women is affected by post partum depression (PPD). PPD is treatable but many women do not know the symptoms and therefore miss getting the help they need. Feelings of sadness or a sense of depression can cause a new mother to feel alone and confused. The first year after childbirth is when postpartum depression usually occurs. Some women experience a mild feeling of the blues and others are thrown into the pitfalls of a deep depression. Postpartum depression can be quite severe for some sufferers but mild for others. If you know the symptoms though, you will be able to seek out medical help. Your family and friends can assist you through this difficult time.
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Birth Control Pills

A woman takes a pill that contains artificial hormones – either a combination of estrogen and progestin, or a progestin-only pill – every day. The pill works by preventing ovulation, increasing cervical mucus to block sperm, and creating a thin, unfriendly uterine environment. Continue reading

Tubal Ligation

In a surgical procedure, a woman’s fallopian tubes are blocked or cut so that sperm and egg cannot unite. Continue reading


It’s a surgical procedure for men, in which the tubes that transport sperm into semen are blocked or tied off. Continue reading

The Rhythm Method

You keep track of a woman’s menstrual cycle and have intercourse only during the “safe” (or infertile) days. Continue reading


A woman inserts a spermicide — available in foams, creams, jellies, films, or suppositories — deep into the vagina before sex to kill sperm before it can reach an egg. Continue reading

Withdrawal-coitus interruptus

The man withdraws his penis from the vagina before ejaculation. Continue reading