November 22, 2002 |
A study shows that the state's teen birthrate is dropping, but Nevada officials said further education is needed to keep even more adolescent girls from getting pregnant. Since 1999, the state's birthrate among teenagers has dropped from 61 per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 to 56 per 1,000 girls last year, according to the study released this week by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. During the middle and late 1990s Nevada had the most teenage pregnancies in the nation per capita.
September 3, 2001 |
One teenage pregnancy does not present a health risk, Scottish researchers have found, but subsequent pregnancies during the teen years do. The study contradicts previous findings that initial teen pregnancies are a hazard, and is the first to find that subsequent pregnancies produce a greater risk. Dr. Gordon C.S. Smith of the University of Glasgow and his colleagues identified 110,233 nonsmoking Scottish women, ages 15 to 29, who gave birth for the first or second time between 1992 and 1998.
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August 1, 1999 |
Tony Hammond came to Las Vegas on a Greyhound bus with $250 in his pocket and, like migrants everywhere, hopes for a better life. Four months later, Hammond was penniless and in the streets. "Twenty-seven and homeless," said Hammond, his face flushed with embarrassment and his dark eyes staring at the ground.
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May 21, 1999 |
Nevada Dove can't go to work without her nephew. While talking to her co-workers, she stops mid-sentence and jumps from her seat when she hears the toddler crying. She simultaneously pores over reports for her job at Concerned Citizens of South-Central Los Angeles and watches the boy run around the office, wrapping his arms around people's legs and trying to get into a bag of Chee-tos. Dove may be the 18-month-old boy's aunt, but she feels more like his mother, she said.
February 10, 1999 |
California's teenage birthrate has fallen substantially for the sixth year in a row. The birthrate among those 15 through 19 years old fell 8% in 1997, the most recent year for which figures are available. Births to teenagers have declined 22% since the trend was first detected in 1992, state health officials reported. Among younger girls, ages 10 through 14, the birthrate fell 15.4%, the largest annual decrease ever reported. Grantland Johnson, newly named by Gov.
May 18, 1998 |
At 15, Jessica Cosby has an arm that may send her to college and beyond--to the Olympics, she hopes. The Granada Hills 10th-grader is Los Angeles' most accomplished female shotputter, a solid sprinter and a renowned rebounder who has twice made the all-city girls' basketball team. If Cosby is going to be a statistic, she wants to appear in the box scores on the sports page, not in an update on teen pregnancy.