Teen Pregnancy Health Risks-Are They More Susceptible To Health Risks?

teenage pregnancy risks - Teenage birth rate per 1,000 women aged 15–19, 2000–2009

While teen pregnancies are at a record low, they still present us with some serious considerations, for both the teen parents and society as a whole. We have known for a long time that teens who have babies have an exponentially more difficult time just being teenagers, but are pregnant teens also more susceptible to […]

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HIV During Pregnancy – Why You Should Test For HIV And What You Need To Know

HIV in pregnancy

By Martine O’Callaghan HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, is the retrovirus which causes AIDS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS destroys the immune system a complex set of glands, organs and tissues that help protect against and fight off diseases. HIV is blood borne and it can only be transmitted via bodily fluids such as blood, semen and […]

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Hypertension And Pregnancy – Preparing For Pregnancy

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Having high blood pressure has significant health risks and increases the chance of heart attack and other acute vascular disorders including, but not limited to, stroke. Controlling one’s blood pressure and maintaining it within a healthy range is important throughout one’s life but is especially so […]

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