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Oklahoma's teen birth rate fifth-highest in U.S.

By GINNIE GRAHAM World Staff Writer

Published: 9/16/2010  3:16 AM



The number of teen girls giving birth in Oklahoma in 2008 was more than double the number of female freshmen entering the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University that fall semester, according to a recent data analysis.


Oklahoma's teen birth rates rose between 2005 and 2007, moving up a notch to the fifth highest in the country, according to the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy.


What Everyone Needs to Know About Second Trimester Abortions

By Steph Herold, RH Reality Check
Posted on August 1, 2010


Most of us don’t think we’ll ever have an abortion, until we become one of the half of all women in the US who has an unwanted pregnancy.  And if we think about it at all, we assume we’d get an abortion pretty early in the pregnancy.  While 90 percent of abortions do happen before 12 weeks, some women seek abortions later in their pregnancies.

FDA Approves 5-Day Emergency Contraceptive

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new emergency contraceptive, Ella or ulipristal acetate, which is effective at preventing pregnancy up to five days after contraceptive failure or unprotected sexual intercourse. In June, a panel of FDA expert medical advisors unanimously agreed that it is safe and effective in preventing the release of an egg. The drug inhibits or delays ovulation by diminishing the effects of progesterone, according to the FDA release.


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